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deserving or causing public disgrace or shame
producing or capable of producing an abundance of offspring or new growth; fertile
sulfuric acid -or- (figurative) cruel and bitter criticism
of or relating to monks, nuns, or others living under religious vows, or the buildings in which they live
(of a person) lacking in efficiency or vitality
(weather) humid, stifling -or- passionate, sensual, seductive
sexual intercourse
(of laws or their application) excessively harsh and severe
relating to or denoting a violent natural event
sleepy, drowsy
behaving or looking as though one thinks one is superior to others
attractive and impressive through being richly colourful or sumptuous
a sea monster/very large aquatic creature
tending to obstruct or harm
a person who is self-indulgent in their fondness of sensuous luxury
self-assertive or proud to an irritating degree
erase (a mark) from a surface
diminish or put at rest (fear, suspicion or worry)
strongly reminiscent or suggestive of (something)
eager or quick to argue or fight; aggressively defiant
approach and address (someone) boldly or aggressively
an unprincipled person (often used humourously or affectionately)
humble submission and respect
an act of assessing something or someone
relevant to a subject under consideration
extremely bad or unpleasant
become less intense or widespread
renounce or reject (something desired or valuable)
superficially plausible, but actually wrong
(of a voice or words) sweet or musical; pleasant to hear
engage in plots; scheme
showing the indifference to comfort or luxury traditionally associated with ancient Sparta
digressing from subject to subject
engaged in, involving, or reflecting deep or serious thought
(formal often humourous) drink alcohol
showing excessive sexual drive; lustful
of or relating to the Christian church or its clergy
sounding sad and mournful
loud, reverberating, and often melancholy
the quality of being pleasing to the ear, esp. through a harmonious combination of words
(of a person) affected, overrefined and ineffectual
a person who cultivates an area of interest without real commitment or knowledge
mentally or physically inactive; lethergic
demonstrating aggression and willingness to fight
a feeling of listlessness and dissatisfaction arising from a lack of occupation or excitement
a wish or inclination not strong enough to lead to action
a religious recluse
immoral or grossly unfair
the excrement of seabirds
modest or shy because of a lack of self-confidence
characterised by or suggesting the practice of severe self-discipline and abstention from all forms of indulgence
a Christian hermit or recluse
anxious or fearful that something bad will happen
a person who tells anecdotes in a skillful and amusing way
excessively proud of oneself; vain
threatening harm; menacing
theft of personal property
not self-indulgent, esp. when eating and drinking
overcome with anger; extremely indignant
causing or capable of causing harm or destruction, esp. by supernatural means
the restoration of something lost or stolen to its owner

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