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monasticism
being like a monk
piou
devout, reverent, moral, remarkable
liason
communication between units
imminent
coming quickly, about to happen
titular
with a title, honor
mollifying
to placate anger
mollifying
to placate anger
maligning
to speak evil of
ignoble
dishonorable, not noble
unctuous
oily/greasy/slimy
dissolute
lacking in moral restraint
aiguillettes
ornamental cord for a uniform
adjutant
an assistant
loquacity
very talkative
impertinent
without manners, outsite limits, irrelevant
rapturous
with great joy
clairvoyance
intuitive insight, power to understand
corpulent
fat, obese
edification
intellectual, moral, spiritual improvement, englightment
troika
a three of something
fichu
a woman's triangular scarf
proteges
a man whose career/training/welfare is promoted by an influential person
obsequious
servile compliance, fawning
assidious
hard-working, focused
elliptical
obscurity of style/espression, shape of an ellipse
askance
with disapproval, sidewise glance
turbot
flatfish, food
interlocutor
one who takes part in a coversation, leader of a minstrel show
scrupulous
reluctance due to ethical considerations
unfeigned
genuine
quadrille
square dance with 5 or 6 figures
tulle
sheer net fabric
debauchery
seduce/ corrupt
licentious
disregarding sexual restraints
vestibule
enclosed entrance
dissipated
break up and drive off, squander, drink to excess
dispersed
scatter
proprietary
owner
demeaned
degrade
prattle
babble
inimitable
defying imitation, matchless
insouciance
lighthearted indifference
hydra
freshwater polyp, multifaceted problem
sentient
capable of feeling
coquetishness
a flirt
abomination
disgust, cause of abhorrence
patronizing
to act as a parton to, to treat in a condescending manner
abashed
to make ashamed, uneasy, disconcert
benign
kind, gentle, beneficial, harmless
deference
yielding to others, respect
coterie
small group, clique
irrascable
easily angered, resulting from anger
milieu
enviroment/ setting
punctilious
attentive, precise, scrupulous
vehiment
passionate energy
morocco
goatskin, country
muzhiks
peasants in russia
condescension
lower oneself, act haughtily
whetted
sharpen by rubbing/ stimulate
swath
cut path
kvass
beer
swarthy
dark complextion
metemphyscychosis
belief in reincarnation
menelaus
eveil king, husband of helen
insolently
contemptously rude
effervescent
show exhiliration
boudoir
woman's dressing room
cosy
snug, blanket for teapot
encroach
enter anothers property/rights
e
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impetuous
impulsive
ingenuous
innocent/candid
importunate
to ask for insistently/repeatedly
banalities`
ordinary/uninteresting
incorrigible
unable to be reformed
winnowing
remove with air, to get rid of
garrulously
talkative
inveterate
acting out of habit
peremptory
domineering, imperiative
usurious
cheater/ illegal use of money