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Fructuous

frŭk'chōō-əs
Adj - fruitful, fertile, productive, profitable
Gallimaufry

gal-uh-MAW-free
Noun - a mixture of dissimilar elements; a confused medley; jumble
Bibelot

bē'bə-lō'
Noun - a small object of curiosity, beauty, or rarity
Tortuous

tôr'chōō-əs
Adj -

(1) Having or marked by repeated turns or bends winding or twisting: "a tortuous road through the mountains."

(2) Not straightforward; circuitous; devious: "a tortuous plot; tortuous reasoning."

(3) Highly involved; complex: "tortuous legal procedures."
Nonage

nŏn'ĭj
Noun -

(1) The period during which one is legally underage.

(2) A period of immaturity: "The bravest achievements were always accomplished in the nonage of a nation" (Thomas Paine).
Coruscate

kôr'ə-skāt'
Verb -

(1) To give forth flashes of light; sparkle and glitter: "diamonds coruscating in the candlelight."

(2) To exhibit sparkling virtuosity: "a flutist whose music coruscated throughout the concert hall."
Matutinal

mə-tōōt'n-əl
Adj -

pertaining to or occurring in the morning; "took his matutinal walk"
Ambuscade

AM-buh-skeyd (A as in Apple)
Noun -

An ambush

Trans Verb -

To ambush, attack suddenly without warning
Punctilious

pŭngk-tĭl'ē-əs
Adj -

marked by precise accordance with details: "meticulous research"; "punctilious in his attention to rules of etiquette"
Stasis

stā'sĭs
Noun -

(1) the state of equilibrium or inactivity caused by opposing equal forces

(2) an abnormal state in which the normal flow of a liquid (such as blood) is slowed or stopped