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dowse - use a divining rod to search for underground water or minerals
totter - shake or move unsteadily; sway as if about to fall
privation - lack of the basic necessities or comforts of life; hardship; want; CF. deprive
marsupial - one of a family of mammals that nurse their offspring in a pouch(pocket of skin or leather); CF. kangaroo, opossum, wombat
badinage - teasing conversation; banter; joking talk
lackadaisical - lacking interest or effort; lacking purpose or zest; lazy; halfhearted; languid
chortle - chuckle with delight; N.
glitter - shine brightly with flashing points of light; Ex. glittering diamond ring; N: sparkling light; attractiveness; glamor; Ex. glitter of the sun on the waves
effervescence - inner excitement or exuberance; showing high spirits; emitting bubbles forming inside; bubbling from fermentation or carbonation; ADJ. effervescent; V. effervesce
undermine - weaken gradually; sap; dig a mine beneath