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

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