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ascetic - practicing self-denial; avoiding physical pleasures and comforts; austere; Ex. ascetic life of Buddhist monks; N. asceticism
fickle - changeable (in affections or friendship); faithless
obsequious - slavishly attentive; servile; full of servile compliance; sycophantic
parquet - floor made of wood strips inlaid in a mosaic like matter; CF. strip: long narrow piece
garnish - decorate; add a garnish to; decorate (food or drink) with small items such as lemon slices; N.
quotidian - daily; commonplace; customary; Ex. quotidian routine
centaur - mythical figure, half man and half horse
avert - prevent; avoid; turn away (eyes or thought); Ex. An accident was averted by his quick thinking; Ex. She averted her eyes from the terrible sight.
uproarious - marked by commotion or uproar; very noisy (esp. with laughter); hilarious; causing loud laughter; extremely funny
plasticity - ability to be molded; ADJ. plastic: capable of being shaped or molded; Ex. plastic material such as clay