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

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