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pacifist - one opposed to force; antimilitarist; ADJ. N. pacifism: opposition to war as a means of resolving disputes
amnesia - loss of memory
ineffectual - not effective; not having a desired effect; weak
tonsure - shaving of the head especially by person entering religious orders; V.
supererogatory - superfluous; more than needed or demanded
wallow - roll in mud; indulge in; (of a ship) roll in a rough sea; become helpless; Ex. wallow in the mud/luxury
deflect - turn aside; turn away from a straight course
provocative - arousing anger or sexual interest; annoying; Ex. provocative in tight jeans; V. provoke: incite to anger; cause (an unpleasant action or feeling); N. provocation
venial - (of a fault or sin) forgivable; trivial
canker - any ulcerous sore; ulcer; any evil; CF. cancer