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diligence - steadiness of effort; persistent hard work
lounge - stand, sit, or lie in a lazy, relaxed way
crotchety - (of someone old) eccentric; odd; whimsical; bad-tempered; N. crotchet: odd or whimsical notion
anathema - solemn curse; someone or something regarded as a curse; V. anathematize
dissemble - disguise; hide the real nature of; pretend
catechism - book for religious instruction in question-and-answer form; religious instruction by question and answer; V. catechize
cession - yielding to another; ceding
jocund - merry
grotesque - fantastic; comically hideous; strange and unnatural (causing fear or amusement)
tatter - torn piece of cloth; ADJ. tattered: (of clothes) old and torn; (of a person) dressed in old torn clothes