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germination

beginning to grow

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arboreal

living in trees

3

dissonance

disharmony; conflict

4

a cappella

without instruments

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providential

fortunate

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alchemy

ancient chemical art

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horticultural

about growing plants

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burgeon

to grow rapidly

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libretto

the text of a dramatic musical work

10

aria

a vocal solo, with instruments

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quirk

a peculiar behavior

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amulet

a good luck charm

13

lichen

vegetation made of fungus and algae

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decidous

losing leaves seasonally

15

motif

a theme

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cacophony

an unpleasant and lous mix of sounds

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serendipity

a lucky accident

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capricious

unpredictable

19

sylvan

wooded

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fauna

animals of a region

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sonata

composition with three or four movements

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cadence

rhythm or beat

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vagary

an unexpected whim

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fatalism

a belief in destiny

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verdant

green with plants

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flora

plants of a region

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staccato

short and sharp

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crescendo

a build up

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vicissitude

unexpected change

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propitious

advantageous