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

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