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ascetic

shunning pleasure, self-denying

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aesthetic

having a sense of the beautiful (in nature and art)

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indubitable

certain, indisputable

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malapropism

humorous misuse of word

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lackey

slavish follower

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antithesis

the direct opposite

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harlequin

a buffoon, clown

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decrepit

weakened by age

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pathos

quality in events or art which arouses our pity

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droll

odd and laughter-producing

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empathy

ability to put oneself in another's place, able to feel another's emotions

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levity

lack of proper seriousness

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loath

reluctant, unwilling, averse

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dipsomania

alcoholism

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philanthropist

lover of mankind

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cacophonous

harsh-sounding

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euphonious

pleasing in sound

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mélange

a mixture

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fortissimo

very loud

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opiate

a drug, narcotic (something that dulls the senses and induces sleep)