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Yawp

A harsh or hoarse cry (US) foolish talk.

Eg. The yawp of the animals alerted the farmer.

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Edentate

Having no or very few teeth. (Zoological) Animals belonging to the order ‘Edentata’ which comprises mammals without incisors or canine teeth.

Eg. Ant eaters or sloth are edentates.

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Groundage

Duty levied on a ship entering a port or lying on a shore.

Eg. Usually ships try to unload fast to save groundage.

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Veracious

Speaking or disposed to speak the truth.

Eg. He will be veracious only so long as the consequences are not injurious to him.

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Zippy

Bright, fresh, lively; fast, speedy.

Eg. The fresh, zippy invigorating smell of lemon zest is associated with the fruit’s acidity.