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stringent - (of rules) binding; rigid; marked by scarcity of money; Ex. stringent economic conditions
idyllic - charmingly carefree; simple and happy; Ex. idyllic scene
conflagration - great fire
betroth - become engaged to marry
contortions - twistings; distortions; V. contort: twist violently out of shape; CF. contortionist
pugnacity - combativeness; disposition to fight; ADJ. pugnacious: (of people) belligerent; combative in nature
consternation - great shock; dismay
aloof - apart; not open in one's relationship with other people; reserved; ADV.
diaphanous - sheer; transparent
skulk - move furtively and secretly; Ex. He skulked through the less fashionable sections of the city.