25 terms

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foliage
the leaves of a plant, collectively; leaves in general; the representation of leaves, flowers, and branches in painting, architectural ornament
shatter
to break (something) into pieces, as by a blow; to damage, as by breaking or crushing: to impair or destroy
petite
short and having a small, trim figure; diminutive
weakling
a person who is physically or morally weak; not strong
sprint
to race or move at full speed, especially for a short distance, as in running, rowing
occasional
occurring or appearing at irregular or infrequent intervals; occurring now and then; intended for supplementary use when needed; happening once in a while
strength
the quality or state of being strong; bodily or muscular power; vigor; mental power, force, or vigor; firmness, or courage
putter
to busy or occupy oneself in a leisurely, casual, or ineffective manner; to move or go in a specified manner with ineffective action or little energy or purpose; to move or go slowly or aimlessly; loiter
bleak
bare, desolate, and often windswept; cold and piercing; raw; without hope or encouragement; depressing; dreary; offering little or no hope
frills
a trimming, as a strip of cloth or lace, gathered at one edge and left loose at the other; ruffle; something resembling such a trimming, as the fringe of hair on the chest of some dogs; affectation of manner, style, etc.
straggle
to stray from the road, course, or line of march; to wander about in a scattered fashion; ramble;to spread or be spread in a scattered fashion or at irregular intervals
dingy
of a dark, dull, or dirty color or aspect; lacking brightness or freshness; shabby; dismal; gloomy and drab
shred
a piece cut or torn off, especially in a narrow strip; a bit; scrap
rust
the red or orange coating that forms on the surface of iron when exposed to air and moisture, consisting chiefly of ferric hydroxide and ferric oxide formed by oxidation; any film or coating on metal caused by oxidation; a stain resembling this coating
frequent
happening or occurring at short intervals; constant, habitual, or regular; located at short distances apart
strand
to drive or leave (a ship, fish, etc.) aground or ashore; (usually used in the passive) to bring into or leave in a helpless position
toil
hard and continuous work; exhausting labor or effort; laborious task; battle; strife; struggle
bulky
of relatively large and cumbersome bulk or size; (of a fabric or yarn) thick; lofty; (of a garment) made of thick, resilient fabric or yarn
sliver
a small, slender, often sharp piece, as of wood or glass, split, broken, or cut off, usually lengthwise or with the grain; splinter; any small, narrow piece or portion; a strand of loose, untwisted fibers produced in carding
thrive
to prosper; be fortunate or successful;
to grow or develop vigorously; flourish
lush
(of vegetation, plants, grasses, etc.) luxuriant; succulent; tender and juicy; characterized by luxuriant vegetation; characterized by luxuriousness, opulence
portion
a part of any whole, either separated from or integrated with it; an amount of food served for one person; serving; helping; the part of a whole allotted to or belonging to a person or group; share
spoil
to damage severely or harm (something), especially with reference to its excellence, value, usefulness;to diminish or impair the quality of; affect detrimentally; to impair, damage, or harm the character or nature of (someone) by unwise treatment, excessive indulgence
ancient
of or in time long past, especially before the end of the Western Roman Empire a.d. 476; dating from a remote period; of great age; very old; aged
sapling
a young tree; a young person
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