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mortician - undertaker; CF. death
mesmerize - hypnotize; N. mesmerism; CF. Franz Mesmer
dispense - distribute; prepare and give out (medicines); N. dispensation: dispensing; religious system; official exemption from an obligation or a rule
abstinence - restraint from pleasant things, esp. eating or drinking; CF. abstention: act of abstaining from vote
plumage - feathers of a bird;
condescend - (derog.) bestow courtesies with a superior air; descend to the level of one considered inferior
maniacal - raging mad; insane; N. maniac: insane person; CF. mania: disorder of the mind; intense enthusiasm
squalor - condition of being squalid; filth; degradation; dirty neglected state; ADJ. squalid: dirty; sordid; morally repulsive; Ex. squalid story
remiss - negligent; careless about a duty
bacchanal - noisy party with a lot of drinking