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compliant - readily acting in accordance with a rule, order, or the wishes or others; yielding; comforming to requirements
exacerbate - worsen; aggravate; embitter
anachronism - an error involving time in a story; something or someone misplaced in time; ADJ. anachronistic
satyr - half-human, half-bestial being in the court of Dionysus (resembling a goat), portrayed as wanton(unrestrained) and cunning; lecher; CF. faun; CF. goat: lecherous man
glean - gather leavings; gather grain left behind by reapers; gather bit by bit (facts or information) often with difficulty
celibate - abstaining from sexual intercourse; unmarried; N. celibacy
ascetic - practicing self-denial; avoiding physical pleasures and comforts; austere; Ex. ascetic life of Buddhist monks; N. asceticism
pallid - pale; wan; Ex. pallid complexion
debonair - (of men) friendly, charming, and fashionably dressed; aiming to please; CF. of good disposition
chagrin - annoyance and disappointment; vexation (caused by humiliation or injured pride)