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celibate
abstaining from intercourse; unmarried
fortuitous
happeing by chance or accident
recapitulate
to summarize; to repeat briefly
perfunctory
done without car; in a routine
baroque
overly decorated
hedonism
pursuit of pleasure, specially of the senses
obloquy
strong disapproval; a bad reputation resulting from public criticism
debacle
a complete failure; a total collapse
quasi-
resembling; seeming; half
besmirch
to make dirty; to stain
imperative
extremely ncessary; vitally important
sacrosanct
extremely holy
sadistic
deriving pleasure from inflicting pain on others
demeanor
behavoir; manner of conduction oneself
facetious
comical; jocular; flippant
fop
an excessively fashion-concious man
imprecation
a curse
non sequitur
something that does not logically follow
sanguine
cheerful, optimistic
bowlderize
to remove offensive passages of a play, novel, ect.
impair
to weaken; to cause to become worse
panegyric
an expression of praise
quandary
a puzzling situation; a dilemma
ebullient
enthusiastic
deference
respect; consideration
carnal
relating to physical appetite, especially sexual
nebulous
hazy, vague, uncertain
rakish
dashingly stylish and confident
elegy
a sad or mournful poem
pedantic
tending to show off one's learning
antipathy
an intense dislike
elucidate
to make clear
imminent
likely to happen; threatening
banal
common, ordinary
obdurate
stubborn, hardhearted
peruse
to read carefully; scrutinize
bedlam
a noisy uproar; a scene of wild confusion
affluence
wealth; richness
scurrilous
coarsely abusive; vulgar
parody
a work in which imitates another in a ridiculous manner
sedulous
hard working; diligent
onerous
burdensome; heavy; hard to endure
amoral
lacking a sense of right and wrong
eschew
to keep away from; to avoid; to shu
denouement
an outcome; result