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leaven - add leaven to; cause to rise or grow lighter; enliven; N: agent, such as yeast, that causes dough to rise (by fermentation); element that lightens or enlivens
privation - lack of the basic necessities or comforts of life; hardship; want; CF. deprive
grate - make a harsh noise; have an unpleasant effect; shred by rubbing against a rough surface; Ex. grated cheese N: framework of metal bars to hold fuel in a fireplace
misgivings - doubts
infantile - childish; infantlike
reprisal - retaliation
humdrum - dull; monotonous
aesthetic - artistic; dealing with or capable of appreciating the beautiful (of a person or building); CF. aesthete; CF. aesthetics
recumbent - reclining; lying down completely or in part
conjugal - pertaining to marriage