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Ascertain
To discover with certanity, as through examination or experimentation
Benefaction
A charitable gift or deed: good will
Castigation
A severe scolding or verbal punishment
Disheveled
Marked by disorder, untidy, being in loose disarray and unkempt appearance
Jocular
Given to joking and good humor
Aberration
a departure from the normal or typical; disorder of abnormal alteration in one's mental state
Ablution
A washing or cleansing of the body, expecially as part of a relgious rite
Mendicant
Depending on alms for a living; a beggar (ascetic)
Propriety
Conformity to prevailing customs and usages
Venerable
Worthy of reverence; commanded respect because of age, dignity, character, or position
Covetousness
Marked by extreme desire to acquire or possess (root word: covet...duh!)
Indolence
Habitual laziness; sloth.
Lithe
Readily bent and supple; marked by efortless grace
Peevish
Easily irritate or annoyed
Satiety
The condition of being full or gratified beyond the point of satisfaction
Voluptuary
A person whose life is given over to luxury and sensual pleasures
Hedonist
Pursuit or devotion to pleasure. Behavior that is motivated by desire/pleasure
Ascetic
A person who renounces material comforts and leads an life of austere self-discipline
Epicurean
A devotee to sensuous and luxurious living
Malevolent
Having an evil or hamrful influence; malicious
Obliterate
To do away with completely so as to leave no trace
Surfeit
To overindulge
Imbued
Inspiried or influenced thoroughly; saturated
Admonition
cautionary advice or warning
Belatedly
Having been delayed, done or sent too late
Contemptuously
Doing something in a manner which is scornful
Follies
A lack of good sense, understanding, foresight, or a foolish action
Plantain
The fruit of a tree from Southeast Asia, that resembles a banana
Tenuous
Long and thin, slender; little substance
Avaricious
Immoderately desirous of wealth or gain; greedy
Penitent
Feeling or expressing remorse for one's misdeeds or sins
Sojourn
To reside temporarily; to stay for a brief period of time
Unassailable
Impossible to dispute or disprove; undeniable
Ardent
Expressing or characterized by warmth of feeling; strong enthusiams/devotion
Copious
Yielding or containing plenty; affording ample supply
Privataions
Lack of the basic necessities or comforts of life
Corpus
A large collection of writings of a specific kind or subject
Infused
To fill or cuse ot be filled by something; steep or soak; pour
Imbibe
To drink; to absorb or take in as if by drinking; to absorb into the mind
Ingest
To take into the body by the mouth for digestion or absorption
Flaccid
Lacking firmness, resilience, or muscle tone
Turgid
Excessively ornate or complex in style/language; swollen or distended from fluid or bloated
Sublime
Charcterized by nobility; majestic; supreme
Accord
To bring to conform or agree; to bestow upon
Fruition
Realization of something desired or worked for; accomplishment; enjoyment derived from use or possession
Resounding
To make a loud sound; to become famous, celebrated, or extolled
Vocation
A regular occupation, one which a person is well suited for