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

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