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languid

drooping, sluggish, slow

forte

one's strong point

conduce

to lead to a desirable result; contribute to

expurgate

to cleanse of something harmful or offensive

demonstrative

openly displaying feelings

metaphysical

supernatural; theoretical; abstract

reproach

a feeling or expression of disapproval; to express disapproval

immaterial

having no substance; unimportant; irrelevant

utilitarian

focused on usefulness or practicality

vacillate

to fluctuate; waver in choice or feeling

misanthrope

a person who hates or distrusts people

celibacy

state of not being unmarried; abstaining from sex

interment

ceremony of depositing a body in the earth

canonical

orthodox; conforming to standard practices

portmanteau

a large suitcase or handbag

equanimity

calmness under stress; balance

impetuous

impulsive; forceful

rectory

residence of a priest or rector

effeminate

having feminine qualities untypical of a man

arduous

strenuous or difficult

candor

whiteness; fairness; honesty

chafe

to warm by rubbing; to irritate or vex

machinations

plotting or scheming

ostentatious

showy; pretentiously elaborate

secular

relating to the world (as opposed to something religious)

perambulator

baby carriage

vulgar

plebian; gross; crude

temperance

moderation in action or feeling; moderation or abstinance from consuming alchohol

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