Zachary Beaver

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  1. clapboard
    a long thin board with one edge thicker than the other
  2. herbicide
    a chemical agent that destroys plants or inhibits their growth
  3. pruning
    the act of trimming a plant
  4. senile
    mentally or physically infirm with age
  5. resuscitate
    cause to regain consciousness
  6. pining
    a feeling of deep longing
  7. avert
    turn away or aside
  8. penitentiary
    a correctional institution for those convicted of crimes
  9. initiation
    the act of starting something for the first time
  10. tiara
    a jeweled, semicircular band worn on the head
  11. adoptee
    someone (such as a child) who has been adopted
  12. sparse
    not dense
  13. emphysema
    a condition of decreased respiratory function of the lungs
  14. traipse
    walk or tramp about
  15. gazebo
    a small roofed building affording shade and rest
  16. optimum
    most desirable possible under a restriction
  17. hermit
    one retired from society for religious reasons
  18. famished
    extremely hungry
  19. optimist
    a person disposed to take a favorable view of things
  20. jowl
    a looseness of the flesh of the lower cheek and jaw
  21. turmoil
    a violent disturbance
  22. ordinance
    an authoritative rule
  23. ironic
    displaying incongruity between what is expected and what is
  24. concordance
    a harmonious state of things and of their properties
  25. righteousness
    adhering to moral principles
  26. parsonage
    an official residence provided by a church for its parson or vicar or rector
  27. brittle
    having little elasticity

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