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pluck

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transitive verb
  • to pull off or out from the place of growth, as fruit, flowers, feathers, etc.: to pluck feathers from a chicken [Webster]
noun
  • courage or resolution in the face of difficulties [Webster]
  • courageous readiness to fight or continue against odds; dogged resolution [Taisha]
verb
  • to play by sounding the strings with the fingers or a pick [Taisha]

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