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lascivious - lustful
anarchist - person who seeks to overturn the established government; advocate of abolishing authority
contempt - scorn; disdain; ADJ. contemptuous; CF. contemptible
graze - (of an animal) feed on growing grass; cause (an animal) to feed on grass; scrape (esp. the skin) or touch lightly in passing; brush; Ex. We can't graze the cattle till summer; N: surface wound
equable - tranquil; of even calm temper; (of temperature) steady; uniform
peripheral - of a periphery; marginal; outer; of minor importance; not central; Ex. peripheral nerve/interest
qualms - uneasy feelings; misgivings; uneasy fears especially about matters of conscience; Ex. I have no qualms about giving this assignment to Helen.
submerge - place under water; dip; go under water; cover completely (as with water); Ex. submerged in work
rend - split; tear apart; N. rent; CF. heartrending: causing deep sorrow
embitter - make bitter; fill with painful or bitter feelings; make sad and angry; Ex. He was embittered by many disappointments.