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

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