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ascetic
one who practices rigid self-denial, esp. as an act of religious devotion
axiom
universally recognized principle
canonical
following or in agreement with accepted, traditional standards
contentious
argumentative; quarrelsome; causing controversy or disagreement
disabuse
to undeceive; to set right
effrontery
extreme boldness; presumptuousness
extemporaneous
improvised; done without preparation
facetious
playful; humorous
fulminate
to loudly attack or denounce
paean
a song or hymn of praise or thanksgiving
penurious
penny-pinching; excessively thrifty; ungenerous
perfidy
intentional breach of faith; treachery
perspicacious
acutely perceptive; having keen discernment
precipitate
adj.-acting with excessive haste or impulse

verb-to cause or happen before anticipated or required
predilection
a disposition in favor of something; preference
prolific
producing large volumes or amounts; productive
quiescence
stillness; motionless; quality of being at rest
recant
to retract, esp. a previously held belief
redoubtable
awe-inspiring, worthy of honor
reticent
quiet; reserved; reluctant to express thoughts and feelings
stymie
to block; thwart
supplant
to take place of; supercede
torpid
lethargic; sluggish; dormant
torque
force that causes a rotation
ubiquitous
existing everywhere at the same time; constantly encountered; widespread
veracity
truthfulness; honesty
virulent
extremely harmful or poisonous; bitterly hostile or antagonistic
avarice
greed, esp. for wealth
burgeon
to grow rapidly or flourish
canon
an established set of principles or code of laws, often religious in nature