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arboretum - place where different trees and shrubs are studied and exhibited
recast - reconstruct (a sentence, story, statue, etc.); fashion again
prattle - talk idly; babble; N. CF. prate
placate - pacify; bring peace to; conciliate; appease
subside - sink to a lower level; settle down; sink to the bottom (as a sediment); descend; grow quiet; become less; moderate; abate
plane - carpenter's tool for smoothing and leveling wood; V. CF. flat
metaphysical - pertaining to speculative philosophy; of metaphysics; N. metaphysics: branch of philosophy that examines the nature of reality
nutrition - process of nourishing or being nourished; CF. malnutrition
demure - (of a woman or child) grave; quiet and serious; coy; pretending to be demure
ruffian - violent scoundrel; bully