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::: abstinence - restraint from pleasant things, esp. eating or drinking; CF. abstention: act of abstaining from vote
::: garnish - decorate; add a garnish to; decorate (food or drink) with small items such as lemon slices; N.
::: malefactor - evildoer; criminal
::: caustic - burning; corrosive; able to burn by chemical action; sarcastically biting; (of remarks) intended to hurt; bitter; harmful; OP. harmless
::: outskirts - fringes; outer borders (as of a city); Ex. outskirts of Boston
::: ratiocination - reasoning; act of drawing conclusions from premises; V. ratiocinate: reason logically
::: checkered - (chequered) marked by great changes in fortune; with many changes of fortuene; CF. checked: having a pattern of squares
::: dank - damp; unpleasantly wet
::: anomalous - abnormal; irregular
::: pathetic - causing sadness, compassion, pity; touching