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

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