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an undulating, generally treeless upland with sparse soil
punt
a long, narrow, flat-bottomed boat with square ends, usually propelled with a pole
scrape
a bare place or hollow made by scratching or digging
scent

(V.)
use the olfactory organ in seeeking or tracking prey
tact
a keen sense of what to do or say in a difficult or delicate situation in order to maintain good relations with others or avoid offense; diplomacy
sneer
a saying or exclamation that manifests disdain or contempt
caper
a capricious or mad escapade, an antic or prank
inert
very slow to move or act: lifeless: sluggish
parentage
descent from ancestors, heritage
forestall
preclude, hinder or prevent by measures taken in advance
heather
a common evergreen low-growing shrubby plant
tiers
rows, ranks, or layers, usu. arranged one
alcove
a recessed part, as a breakfast nook, of a room
ragwort
any of several herbs with heads composed of flowers
torpid
sluggish in functioning or acting
scut
the short, erect tail of an animal, and especially a hare or rabbit
martin
a small European swallow
malice
revengeful feelings, enmity, ill will
bilge
water that collects by seepage or leakage in the bottom of a ship or other vessel
stagnant
having undergone physical changes while standing esp. impaired in texture or odor by such changes
salivate
produce in the mouth an excessive flow of secretion that helps to lubricate digesting food
fronds
fern leaves
thyme

<TIm>
a common garden herb using in seasoning and formally used in medicine
lavatory
a room with conveniences for washing the hands and face and usually with one or more toilets
incite
move to a course of action: stir up: urge on
mallard
a common wild duck of the Northern Hemisphere
pungent
causing a sharp sensation: pricking: irritating
menial
of or relating to work not requiring special skills and demanding the higher intellectual powers
forage
wander or rove in search of food
pliant
flexible, workable, lithe
warren
an area esp. of uncultivated ground for the breeding of rabbits, an area full of rabbits
respite

<res-pit>
temporary intermission of labor or of any process or operation
utilitarian
characterized by or aiming at usefulness as distinguished from beauty or ornament
juniper
an evergreen shrub or tree characterized by low, lateral spreading
vagabonds
individuals who wander about from place to place
flotsam
1. wreckage of a ship or its cargo found floating on the sea

2. odds and ends

3. vagrant, drifting people
pallid
lacking in brightness or intensity, pale
culvert
a transverse waterway as under a road, railroad, or canal
fleabane
any of the various plants of the genus Compositae that are supposed to drive away fleas
bane
a fatal injury or ruin, a cause of death, a deathly poison
baneful
causing death, destruction harm, or ruin: HARMFUL
latticed
furnished with a framework made by crossing thin strips so as to form a network
malodorous
having a bad odor
membranous
thin, pliable, and often somewhat transparent
scrupulously
conscientiously, painstakingly
cadences
the modulated and rhythmic recurrences of any sounds, esp. the sounds of nature: ECHOES
reciprocal
consisting of or functioning as a return in kind
cumuli
massy cloud forms having a flat base and rounded outlines oft. piled up like mountains
reticence
restraint in speaking or communicating: RESERVE
filamentary
having the characteristics of a long, thin, flexible object
escarpment
a steep slope or cliff: PRECIPICE
opulent
characterized by wealth or affluence
rookery
a breeding ground of gregarious birds or animals, as rooks, penguins, or seals: ALSO, a colony of such animals
swedes
rutabagas
lichen
any of numerous complex plants that are made up of an algae and a fungus growing in symbiotic association on various solid surfaces
rhubarb
a plant having large leaves with thick, succulent stems that are often eaten in pies or preserves
yew
any of numerous ornamental evergreen shrubs and trees having thick leaves, spirally arranged, a fruit consisting of a fleshy covering enclosing a hard seed, and poisonous juice
carrion
the dead flesh of an animal
lassitude
a lackadaisical condition of weariness: fatigue
gossamer
a fine, filmy substance consisting of fragments of strands of cobweb often seen floating in air on calm days and caught on bushes
runnels
rivulets, streamlets
gorse
a spiny evergreen shrub, a juniper
trefoil
any of the common clovers
kestrel
a common small European falcon
plover

(PLUH-vur)
any of numerous shore inhabiting birds having a short tipped bill and a stout, compact build
redolent
conveying an aura, tending to suggest

(often used in conjuction with OF, as in the phrase REDOLENT OF)

having or emitting fragrance, AROMATIC
stoat
any of various weasels with a black tipped tail
myriads
immense numbers
riparian
of, relating to, or living or located on the bank of a watercourse, as a river or stream
tremolo
a perceptible, rapid variation of pitch in the voice, esp. in singing
chrysanthemum
any plant or flower of a large genus of perennial herbs that are largely distributed in the old world and that are cultivated for their showy, often double, and brightly colored flower heads
miasma

(MY-azz-muh)
1. a vaporous exhalation, as of a marshy region or rotting matter, formerly believed to contain a substance causing disease

2. a thick, vaporous atmosphere or emanation

3. a harmful influence or atmosphere
mendicant
one who begs; esp. one who lives by begging
flaccid
yielding to pressure by want of firmness and stiffness: flabby
stridulate
to make a shrill, often vibrating noise
guttural
being or belonging to a speech sound that is articulated in the throat
coruscate
to glean with intermittent flashes: glitter: sparkle
rhododendron
any of various plants of a genus with leathery leaves and bell-shaped flowers
clematis

(clehm'-uh-tiss)
a plant of a genus of opposite-leaved, slightly woody vines or erect herbs having elongated styles
pimpernel
a common herb having scarlet, white, or purplish flowers that close at the approach of rainy or cloudy weather
glaucous
of a pale yellow-green color
chaffinch
a common Old World bird often kept as a cage bird and having in the male a reddish breast plumage and a cheerful song
laburnum
a plant of a small genus of poisonous shrubs and trees having bright yellow flowers
patois

(pat'-wa)
a dialect other than the standard or literary dialect
asphodel
any of various old world usually perennial herbs that bear their flowers erect
Compositae
a very large family of herbs, shrubs, and trees considered to constitute the most highly evolved plants and characterized by florids arranged in dense heads that resemble single flowers
susurration
a whispering sound: murmur
bivouac
a camping out for a night
rowan
a Eurasian tree with small white flowers, called also a European Mountain Ash
tormentil
a yellow-flowered Eurasian herb with a root that contains an astringent and is sometimes used in tanning and dying
Mustelidae
a large family of rather small active live carnivorous mammals, including many important furbearers and some destructive predators and varying greatly from the weasel to the wolverine
myxomatosis
a severe virus disease of rabbits that is marked by fever and subcutaneous tumors, is transmitted by mosquitoes, and has been used in biological control of rabbits in plague areas