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abnegation - renunciation; self-sacrifice; self-abnegation
frugality - thrift; economy; ADJ. frugal: practicing economy; costing little; inexpensive
babble - chatter idly or foolishly; make continuous sounds like water running gently over rounded stone; N.
potpourri - heterogeneous mixture; medley; mixture of dried flower petals a pot (to give a pleasant smell to a room)
quell - suppress; put an end to; put down forcibly; extinguish; quiet; Ex. ``Army Quells Rebellion'' in newspaper; CF. kill
retain - keep; maintain possession of; employ (esp. a lawyer or advisor); N. retainer: servant; fee paid to retain an advisor
jest - playful remark or act; V. act or speak playfully
wreak - inflict; Ex. wreak one's vengeance on
forswear - renounce under oath; abandon; make a solemn promise to give up; CF. abjure
irksome - annoying; tedious; V. irk: annoy