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

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