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abstinence - restraint from pleasant things, esp. eating or drinking; CF. abstention: act of abstaining from vote
pervert - corrupt; turn from right to wrong; misuse; Ex. perverted sexual desire/scientific knowledge; N: person whose sexual behavior is not natural
impenitent - not repentant
irresolute - uncertain how to act; weak; lacking in resolution; indecisive; N. irresolution
brochure - pamphlet
opprobrium - infamy; disgrace arising from shameful conduct; vilification(slander); scorn; contempt; Ex. opprobrium hurled against him; ADJ. opprobrious: expressing contempt; shameful or infamous
buttress - support; prop up; N. stationary structure to support wall; Ex. flying buttress
penumbra - partial shadow (in an eclipse); CF. almost shadow
mercenary - motivated solely by money or gain; N.
overt - open to view; public; not secret; CF. covert