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::: runic - mysterious; set down in an ancient alphabet; N. rune: one of the letters of an alphabet used by ancient Germanic peoples (cut on stone or wood); magic charm
::: lottery - contest in which winners are selected in a drawing of lots
::: passive - not active; acted upon; receiving an action without acting in return; accepting without resistance
::: elysian - relating to paradise; blissful
::: retract - withdraw; take back; draw back; Ex. retract a statement/an offer/claws; N. retraction; CF. retractile
::: babble - chatter idly or foolishly; make continuous sounds like water running gently over rounded stone; N.
::: deprecate - express disapproval of; deplore; protest against; belittle; ADJ. deprecatory
::: guffaw - boisterous laughter; V.
::: headstrong - willful; stubborn; unyielding; determined to have one's own way; CF. no 'excessive'
::: eccentricity - oddity; idiosyncrasy