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retrograde - go backwards; recede; degenerate; deteriorate; ADJ.
olfactory - concerning the sense of smell
oratorio - dramatic poem set to music; long musical work with singing but without acting; CF. cantata
herbivorous - grain-eating; CF. herbivore
torpor - lethargy; sluggishness; dormancy; ADJ. torpid: lethargic; lazy; inactive; (of an animal) dormant; hibernating
spasmodic - fitful; periodic; of or like a spasm; N. spasm: sudden involuntary muscular contraction; sudden burst of energy or emotion
sublime - causing deep feelings of wonder, joy, respect, etc.; exalted; noble and uplifting; utter
filing - particle removed by a file
agitate - stir up; disturb
genus - division of animals or plants, below a family and above a species