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vocab. lesson 4

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celibate
abstaining from intercourse; unmarried
fortuitous
happening by chance or accident
recapitulate
to summarize; to repeat briefly
perfunctory
done without care; in a routine
baroque
overly decorated
hedonism
pursuit of pleasure, especially 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 necessary; vitally important
sacrosanct
extremely holy
sadistic
deriving pleasure from inflicting pain on others
demeanor
behavior; manner of conducting oneself
facetious
comical; jocular; flippant