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one who practices rigid self-denial, esp. as an act of religious devotion
an invalid or incorrect notion; a mistaken belief
to make better or more tolerable
an established set of principles or code of laws, often religious in nature
deserving blame
violating accepted dogma or convention
extremely reverent or devout; showing strong religious devotion
intended for or understood by a small, specific group
sad, sullen, melancholy
to lessen in intensity or degree
smallness of quantity or number; scarcity; a lack
producing large volumes or amounts; productive
to remove blame
sophisticated; refined; elegant
intended to teach or instinct
marked by stealth; covert; surreptitious
mysterious; obscure; difficult to understand
authoritative permission or approval; a penalty intended to enforce compliance; to give permission or authority to
indifferent to or unaffected by pleasure or pain; steadfast
based on the observation or experiment
soothing, esp. to the skin; making less harsh; mollifying; an agent that softens or smooths the skin
to examine with great care
to obtain by deception or flattery
a substance that accelerates the rate of a chemical reaction without itself changing; a person or thing that causes change
evoking intense aversion or dislike
a universally recognized principle
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refusing to compromise
dealing with, appreciative of, or responsive to art or the beautiful
appealing forcibly to the mind or reason; convincing
cautious reserve in speech; ability to make responsible decisions
composed or elements drawn from various sources
to grow rapidly or flourish
excessive praise; intense adoration
the willingness to comply with the wishes of others
unmoving; lethargic; sluggish
penny-pinching; excessively thrifty; ungenerous
the act or state of swinging back and forth with a steady, uninterested rhythm
a speech honoring the dead
harmless; causing no damage
abundant in size, force, or extent; extraordinary
burning or stinging; causing corrosion
a literary work that ridicules or criticizes a human vice through humor or derision
stillness; motionlessness; quality of being at rest
lethargic; sluggish; dormant
to defame; to characterize harshly
free of bias or self-interest
playful, humorous
brief; fleeting
to drink deeply
awe-inspiring; worthy honor
to take the place of; supersede
severe criticism or punishment
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greed, esp. for wealth
sordid; wretched and dirty as from neglect
extremely harmful; potentially causing death
to question or oppose
sociable; outgoing; enjoying that company of other people
to dress up; to primp; to groom oneself with elaborate care
harsh, jarring, discordant sound; dissonance
to rot; to decay and give off a foul odor
beginning to come into being or to become apparent
expressing a rigid opinion based on unproved or unprovable principles
argumentative; quarrelsome; causing controversy or disagreement
the quality of lively or enthusiastic expression of thoughts and feelings
wary; cautious; sparing
an expression of praise
impenetrable by light; not reflecting light
an exaggerated statement, often used as a figure of speech
thick; sticky
lacking funds; without money
regretful; penitent; seeking forgiveness
rustic and pastoral; characteristic of rural areas and their inhabitants
to deliver a pompous speech or tirade; a long, pompous speech
one that precedes and indicates or announces another
a mournful poem, esp. one lamenting the dead
existing everywhere at the same time; constantly encountered; wide-spread

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