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

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