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::: substantiate - support (a claim) with evidence; establish with evidence; verify
::: ascetic - practicing self-denial; avoiding physical pleasures and comforts; austere; Ex. ascetic life of Buddhist monks; N. asceticism
::: futile - useless; hopeless; ineffectual
::: console - lessen sadness or disappointment; give comfort; allay the sorrow of; N. consolation
::: devise - think up; invent; plan; bequeath; N: bequest
::: sear - burn the surface of; char or burn; brand; parch; cause (a plant) to wither
::: analogy - similarity; parallelism; comparing two similar things
::: finery - beautiful clothes for a special occasion
::: chant - tune(melody) in which a number of words are sung on the same note; V: sing (a chant); utter (a slogan) in the manner of a chant
::: pernicious - very harmful; deadly; very destructive; Ex. pernicious effect/anemia