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Flashcards in Temp Deck (20):
1

plaintive

melancholy; mournful

2

abstinence

the giving up of certain pleasures

3

credo

statement of belief or principle; creed

4

malign

to speak evil of

5

continence

self-control; abstention from sexual activity

6

stygian

dark and gloomy, hellish

7

supplicant

one who asks humbly and earnestly

8

sporadic

irregular

9

fracas

a loud quarrel; brawl

10

impassive

showing no emotion

11

viable

capable of working successfully; feasible

12

strut

to swagger, display to impress others

13

sidereal

relating to the stars

14

ruse

trick, crafty stratagem

15

soliloquy

literary or dramatic speech by one character, not adressed to others

16

discretion

quality of showing self-restraint in speech or actions

17

fulsome

so excessive as to be disgusting

18

copious

abundant; plentiful

19

disparage

to belittle

20

grouse

to complain