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Word: celibate

Definition: abstaining from sexual intercourse; unmarried; N. celibacy


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::: fancy - imagination (of a whimsical or fantastic nature); capricious liking; V: imagine; be fond of; ADJ. decorative; elaborate
::: sartorial - pertaining to tailors or tailoring; Ex. a man of great sartorial elegance; CF. sartor: tailor
::: charlatan - quack; pretender to knowledge (esp. in medicine)
::: dire - warning of disaster; disastrous; (of needs and dangers) very great; urgent; Ex. dire prediction/need of food
::: polity - (particular form of) political organization; form of government of nation or state; Ex. student polity
::: facile - easily accomplished; ready or fluent; superficial; not deep; Ex. facile solution to a complex problem; Ex. facile speaker; N. facility: ability to do something easily and well; ease in doing resulting from skill or aptitude; something that facilitates an action; amenity; Ex. with great facility
::: chasten - discipline; punish in order to correct; CF. castigate
::: foist - insert improperly; impose upon another by coercion; palm off; pass off as genuine or worthy; CF. fist
::: carnage - destruction of life; slaughter; killing of large numbers of people or animals
::: aphorism - pithy maxim or saying; ADJ. aphoristic