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monastic - related to monks or monasteries; removed from worldly concerns
heedless - not noticing; disregarding
optometrist - one who fits glasses to remedy visual defects
conflagration - great fire
dank - damp; unpleasantly wet
sibylline - prophetic; oracular; N. sibyl: woman prophet (in the ancient world)
condign - adequate; (of punishment) severe and well deserved
benevolent - generous; charitable; having a wish to do good
disclaim - disown; renounce claim to; deny; CF. disclaimer
pessimism - belief that life is basically bad or evil; gloominess; tendency to take the gloomiest possible view of a situation; ADJ. pessimistic