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Abating

To lessen; diminish.

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Ascetic

A monk; a person who dedicates his or her life to a pursuit of contemplative ideals and practices extreme self-denial or self-mortification for religious reasons.

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Audacious

Fearless.
Extremely original.
Insolent.
Lively.

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Austerity

Severity.

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Callous

Hardened; cruel, insensitive.

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Callow

Immature.

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Candor

Complete honesty.

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Chieftain

A leader of a group.

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Civil

Community.
Kind, obliging.

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Comatose

Lacking alertness or energy; torpid.

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Dexterity

Aptitude, ability.

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Disbanding

Breaking up or dissolving.
Dispersing.

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Disingenuous

Lacking in candor.
Insincere.

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Frivolity

Silliness, childishness.

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Gluttony

Excessive eating or drinking.

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Impudence

Audacity, insolence.

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Indomitable

Unconquerable.

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Intrepidity

Courage.

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Latent

Dormant, hidden.

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Laudatory

Praiseful.

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Magnanimous

Giving and kind.

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Maudlin

Over-emotional.

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Misanthropic

Unsociable.

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Newfangled

Quite recent.

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Obtuse

Slow to understand. Stolid.

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Pernicious

Bad, baleful.

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Pristine

Clean, pure; primeval.

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Prosaic

Unimaginative.

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Proselytizing

Recruiting.

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Secular

Not spiritual or religious; unreligious.

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Seemliness

Decency.

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Sluggish

Lacking in energy; lazy.

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Somnolent

Sleepy, soporific.

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Sophomoric

Inexperienced.

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Stagnant

Motionless; dirty.

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Sycophantic

Parasitic.

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Tedious

Dull, monotonous.

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Vivacious

Lively, spirited.