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abstinence
voluntarily avoiding certain pleasures, especially foods or drinks
attentive
observant; considerate
attenuate
to reduce in strength or force
contentious
quarrelsome
distend
to expand; to become bloated
contingent
dependent on something else
tenuous
weak or unsubstantial
extenuate
to reduce the seriousness or importance of
obstentatious
showy or pretentious
pertinacious
stubborn or inflexible
pertinent
relevant or to the point
portend
to warn of something
portentous
ominous
retain
to keep possession of
retention
the ability to keep in mind/remember
sustain
to maintain or prolong
tentative
cautious or uncertain
tenacious
holding firmly to ideas, goals, beliefs; persistent
untenable
not capable of being defended
tenure
the right or term of holding land, an office, or an occupation