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artful - exhibiting art or skill; deceitful; cunning; CF. artifice
cessation - stoppage
forswear - renounce under oath; abandon; make a solemn promise to give up; CF. abjure
impertinent - insolent; rude; not pertinent; N. impertinence
mortify - humiliate by embarassing excessively; shame; punish the flesh; discipline (one's body) by self-denial; Ex. mortified by her blunder; Ex. mortify the flesh; CF. cause to die
diaphanous - sheer; transparent
traverse - go through or across
dissertation - formal essay; treatise
hazardous - dangerous
compartment - one of the parts into which an enclosed space is divided