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Nectar In A Seive Vocabulary for Finals

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bullock
young bull, steer
maidan
an open area or space in or near a town, often used as a marketplace or parade ground
chattels
personal property
plantains
any of various plants of the genus "plantago" that produce dense spikes of small greenish flowers, especially either of the two Eurasian weeds, P. major or P. lanceolata. Also called ribwort
taciturn
inclined to silence; reserved in speech; reluctant to join in conversation
palanguin
(formerly in India or otherr Eastern countries) a passenger conveyance, usually for one person, consisting of a covered or boxlike litter carried by means of poles resting on the shoulders of several men
propitious
presenting favorable conditions (i.e. weather)
granary
a storehouse or repository for grain, esp. after it has been threshed or husked
paddy
rice field, or rice itself
thresh
to seperate the grain or seeds from (a cereal plant or the like) by some mechanical means, as by beating w/ a flail or by the action of a threshing machine
winnow
to free (grain) from the lighter particles of chaff, dirt, etc., esp. by throwing it into the air and allowing the wind or a forced current fo air to blow away impurities
wraithlike
an apparition of a living person supposed to portend his or her death
throng
approx. 1 lb. in weight
countenance
appearance, esp. the look or expression of the face
quiescent
being at rest; quiet; still; inactive or motionless
brinjals
eggplant
bandicoots
any of the several large rats of the genera Bandicota and Nesokia of s.e. Asia
solicitude
the state of being solicitous; anxiety or concern
ague
a malarial fever characterized by reg. returning paroxysms, marked by succesive cold, hot and sweating fits
acrid
bitter
daunt
to defeat
injunctions
restrictions; limitations imposed on a person or institution's freedom
jauntily
lightly; easy
ravenous
extremely hungry
reproach
to blame; to criticize
ruddy
reddish
solace
comfort
taciturn
silent; reluctant to talk
avidly
eagerly
cleave
to cut
exuberant
joyfully enthusiastic
fledgling
young bird
furtively
secretively
incoherently
w/o logic
malignant
evil
speculatively
questioningly
taper
candle
usury
leading practice in which unusually high rates of interest are charged
amity
friendship
beningly
kindly
dolefully
sorrowfully
fitfully
irregularly
inexorably
mercilessly, relentlessly
poignancy
bittersweetness
predatory
preying on others
saunter
to stroll
truculently
fiercly
wily
sly