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

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