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hedonist - one who believes that pleasure is the sole aim in life; CF. hedonism: practice of living one's life purely for pleasure
application - diligent attention; diligence; V. apply oneself
liquidate - settle accounts; pay off (a debt); clear up; eliminate; kill or abolish
penology - study of prison management and criminal rehabilitation
vagabond - wanderer (without a permanent home); tramp
censor - (in ancient Rome) overseer of morals (also taking the census); person who eliminates inappropriate matter; V.
despondent - without hope and courage; depressed; gloomy; N. despondency: loss of hope with gloom; dejection
sap - diminish; weaken; undermine the foundations of (a fortification); Ex. The element kryptonite sapped his strength.
pedestrian - ordinary; dull; unimaginative(lacking in imagination); going on foot; Ex. pedestrian prose; N.
hirsute - hairy; having a lot of hair