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assimilate - absorb; take (food) into the body and digest it; understand (knowledge) completely and be able to use properly; cause to become homogeneous (the people of a country or race in the wasy of behaving or thinking)
ascetic - practicing self-denial; avoiding physical pleasures and comforts; austere; Ex. ascetic life of Buddhist monks; N. asceticism
embellish - adorn; ornament; enhance as a story (by adding fictitious details)
provision - act of providing; something provided; preparatory measure; provisions: necessary supplies (esp. food); stipulation; condition in an agreement; Ex. According to the provisions of the agreement
ingratiate - become popular with; bring (oneself) in favor of another; Ex. ingratiate himself with the boss
patina - green crust on old bronze works or copper; tone slowly taken by varnished painting
carillon - a set of bells (often in a tower) capable of being played
optician - maker and seller of eyeglasses
dote - be excessively fond of; show signs of mental decline
juxtapose - place side by side; CF. next