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continence - self-restraint; sexual chastity; sexual abstinence; voluntary control over bladder and bowel functions; ADJ. continent
quandary - dilemma; state of uncertainty; Ex. She is in a quandary about whether to go.
urbane - suave; refined in manner; elegant
plasticity - ability to be molded; ADJ. plastic: capable of being shaped or molded; Ex. plastic material such as clay
gossamer - sheer; very light; like cobwebs; N: soft and sheer fabric; cobweb
comprise - include; consist of
vitriolic - causing sharp pain to the mind; caustic; corrosive; sarcastic; of vitriol; N. vitriol: sulphuric acid (which burns flesh deeply); bitterly abusive expression; caustic expression; CF. glass
usurp - seize another's power or rank (without legal authority); supplant; appropriate; N. usurpation; CF. take for one's own use
alleviate - relieve (pain)
concede - admit; acknowledge as being true (often reluctantly); yield; grant; Ex. concede a goal