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Abstinent

abstaining

Anecdote

a brief entertaining story

Augment

to increase

Blasphemy

irreverence

Conciliatory

making peace

Cynic

one who distrusts human nature

Discernment

insight

Ebullient

eager

Espy

to glimpse

Feasible

able to be done

Gauche

unsophisticated

Hypothetical

unproven

Infamous

shamefully wicked

Levee

an embankment to prevent flooding of a river

Mollycoddle

to pamper

Palliate

to hide the seriousness w/ excuses

Placid

peaceful

Puissant

powerful

Reproach

to scold

Sanction

authorize or approve

Stagnation

motionlessness

Surreptitious

secret

Unprecedented

never seen before

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