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abstinence

n. the practice of refraining from indulgence; doing without

annihilation

n. total destruction

callous

adj. emotionally unfeeling, insensitive

delve

v. to search deeply, as though digging

entrails

n. the internal organs, especially intestines

grapple

v. to wrestle fiercely | n. a metal shaft having myltiple hooks, often thrown with a rope for climbing, and used for grasping and holding an object

incipient

adj. beginning to exist or become noticeable; in an early stage of development

mandatory

adj. required; obligatory

obliterate

v. to destroy entirely; to wipe out completely

pliable

adj. easily shaped or bent, in form or in mind

rummage

v. to search thoroughly and hastily, often chaotically

solemn

adj. serious and sincere | revered sincerely and seriously

tedious

adj. tiresome because of dullness or length

ungainly

adj. lacking grace; clumsy

vilify

v. to make vicious statements about

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