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luxuriant - abundant; growing healthily and in large amounts; excessively ornate; rich and splendid; fertile; Ex. luxuriant forests/prose; CF. luxurious, luxuriate
unrequited - not requited; not reciprocated; Ex. unrequited love
specious - seemingly reasonable but incorrect; misleading (often intentionally)
perigee - point of moon's orbit when it is nearest the earth; CF. apogee
draught - current of air (through a room or to a fire); act of pulling roads; act of swallowing liquid or amount of liquid swallowed at a time
detain - keep waiting; prevent from leaving or going; N. detention
frisk - move about playfully; froric; ADJ. frisky: playful
caustic - burning; corrosive; able to burn by chemical action; sarcastically biting; (of remarks) intended to hurt; bitter; harmful; OP. harmless
slaughter - killing of animals for food; massacre; V: butcher (animals) for food; kill in large numbers
mulct - defraud a person of something; swindle; Ex. mulct the boy of his legacy