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penury - extreme poverty; stinginess; ADJ. penurious: very poor; stingy
Bacchanalia - the ancient Roman festival in honor of Bacchus
queasy - experiencing nausea; nauseated; easily nauseated; squeamish; Ex. feel a little queasy
hortatory - encouraging; exhortive; marked by exhortation; CF. exhort
orifice - mouthlike opening; small opening (esp. to a cavern or passage of the body); CF. mouth
whim - sudden capricious idea; fancy
somber - dark; gloomy; melancholy; depressing; CF. shadow
imbibe - drink in
equanimity - calmness of temperament; composure
moribund - dying; at the point of death; CF. death