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to refrain, keep oneself from
abstain
eating or drinking sparingly or moderately
abstemious
to keep from acting or responding to a stimulus or a provocation
refrain
self-restraint growing out of patience, consideration, or tolerance (verb)
forbear
to cease doing something
desist
to make hostile or unfriendly, to estrange
alienate
estrangement from persons to whom one was once attached, or from anything of which one was once a part
alienation
to estimate; to impose a tax, fine, payment
assess
to absorb, incorporate, make or become like or part of (which incorporates it)
assimilate
to coax or wheedle, persuade by flattery
cajole
flattering remarks
blandishments
banter, raillery
persiflage
to admit, yield, grant
concede
one who grants concession
concessionaire
a privilege to sell something
concession
to come down to another's level, deign
condescend
a condescending way to show favor or kindness (adj)
patronizing
to disapprove, protest against
deprecate
to pray against or curse
imprecate
to dispel, waste, live dissolutely
dissipate
immoral, profligate (given to vice), wanton
dissolute
to draw forth (information)
elicit
to draw or lead forth
educe
to drag or pull out
extract
to use threats, force, or unusual pressure
extort
to make very lean
emaciate
to irritate thoroughly, infuriate
exasperate
harshness or roughness of manner, weather, sound, or materials
asperity
an angry dispute or quarrel
altercation
strong feeling against a regime, situation, or belief
dissension
a little war which may go on for years
feud
a noisy fight, quarrel, or brawl
fracas
sometimes dramatic process of legal dispute
litigation
a verbal argument or quarrel
dispute or disputation
confused entanglement or disagreement
imbroglio
intense suffering
anguish
extreme torment
agony
suffering from embarrassment, shame, or humiliation
mortification and chagrin
a severe trial of one's courage, fortitude, endurance, or skill
ordeal
prolonged misery, distress, affliction, or sorrow
tribulation
a place of prolonged expiation and purification by which one qualifies for Paradise in Catholic doctrine
Purgatory
an especially prolonged and harrowing ordeal
crucifixion
specter or phantom, a sudden appearing
apparition
something that exists only in the mind and is thus an illusion
phantom or fantasm
something seen, a visible ghost or apparitioin, or any object of fear and dread
specter
a kind of vapor or mysterious atmosphere surrounding a person
aura
a noisy, usually mischievous, ghost
poltergeist
luminous aura allegedly emanating from the body of a spiritist medium during a trance
ectoplasm
a corpse animated by a diabolic power, or just a person either chilling and terrible or dull and unattractive
zombie
a female spirit wailing a warning of imminent death in the family
banshee
a shower (of artillery fire), a heavy onslaught
barrage
a burst of fire from small arms or artillery, or a burst of cheers or applause
salvo
the discharge of many firearms all at once or in rapid succession
fussillade
one who has unusual or preternatural insight
clairvoyant
beyond what is normal or natural
preternatural
double-dealing, deception
duplicity
the fromt or face
facade
widespread destruction, especially by fire
holocaust
something written wholly in the handwriting of the author
holograph
a very large fire
conflagration