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renounce - abandon; give up (by formal announcement); disown; repudiate; Ex. renounce one's claim to the property/one's religion; N. renunciation
rousing - lively; inducing excitement; stirring; V. rouse: waken; arouse from sleep or depression; excite; stir up
ghastly - horrible; terrifying; resembling ghosts; CF. aghast
contention - assertion; claim; thesis; struggling; competition
nether - lower; Ex. nether garments/regions
malaise - uneasiness; vague feeling of ill health (without any particular pain or appearance of disease)
douse - plunge into water or liquid; dip; immerse; drench; wet throughly; extinguish; throw water over; dowse
petty - trivial; unimportant; very small; small-minded; petty-minded
shaving - very thin piece, usually of wood (cut from a surface with a sharp blade)
prodigy - highly gifted child; person with exceptional talents; marvel; wonder