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apoplexy - stroke; loss of consciousness caused by too much blood in the brain
ornithologist - scientific student of birds; N. ornithology: scientific study of birds
gaunt - lean and angular; thin and bony; emaciated; barren
appreciate - be thankful for; increase in worth; be thoroughly conscious of; ADJ. appreciable: enough to be felt; Ex. appreciable difference
augment - increase; add to
deprecate - express disapproval of; deplore; protest against; belittle; ADJ. deprecatory
redoubtable - formidable; causing fear
gruff - rough-mannered; (of a voice) rough; hoarse
zeal - eager enthusiasm (to a cause or ideal); ADJ. zealous
perennial - something long-lasting; perennial plant; ADJ: lasting through the year or many years; lasting for a long time; enduring