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fretwork
decorative open patterns
rupee
the standard unit of money used in India
benign
pleasant and kind
leech
person who uses others in order to get their money or support
quadrangle
a square space outside, buildings on all four sides, especially in college
perpetual
continuing forever in the same way
elicit
to get or produce something, especially information or a reaction
Pot
Cannabis , Marijuana
Peekaboo
A game played with young children
Dwindel
Decrease, shrink, fade
Burden
Something that is carried
Vanish
To pass out of sight, especially quickly; disappear
Spat
Fight
Admonished
To reprove gently but earnestly
nursery
a place where babies and young children are looked after without their parents
polished
clean and shiny
drastic
sudden and extreme
snip
a small, quick cut with scissors
snatch
to take hold of something suddenly and roughly
kinship
the relationship between members of the same family
guidance
help and advice about how to do something or about how to deal with problem
weep
to cry tears
drift
to move slowly, with no control over direction
Peculiarity
the quality of being strange or unfamiliar
Unthinkable
too shocking or unlikely to be imagined as possible
Unbearably
too painful or unpleasant for you to continue to experience
Starvation
the state of having no food for a long period, often causing death
Despondent
unhappy and with no hope or enthusiasm because you feel you are in a difficult situation
Sabbatical
time when college or university teachers stop their usual work for study or travel
Morose
unhappy, annoyed and unwilling to speak or smile; sullen
a morose expression
cupolaed
a small dome
fetches
to go to another place to get something or someone and bring them back
tease
to laugh at someone
husky
a person's voice is low and rough
moan
to make a long low sound of pain
humiliating
To make someone ashamed in front of another
scratchy
rough, making scratches on your skin
mustache
an unshaved growth of hair on the upper lip
honor
bestow honor or rewards upon
squat
balancing on the front part of your feet with your legs bent under your body
agitate
make someone feel anxious or angry
thrill
a feeling of great excitement and pleasure
shingles
a thin, flat piece of wood or other material used in roofs or exterior walls
gossiping
talk about other people's private lives
limp
soft and neither firm nor stiff, walk unsteadily on one foot
minuscule
extremely small
desecration
to spoil or damage something holy or respected.
ceiling
the inner surface of the top part of a room.
quarrel
An angry argument or disagreement.
Scrap
A small piece of paper, cloth.
dismay
fear resulting from the awareness of danger
awkwardly
Difficult or embarrassing, in a clumsy or uncomfortable way
beforehand
Before something else happens
usher
show or guide someone somewhere
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