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conflagration - great fire
voluminous - having great volume (as of a garment or container); bulky; large
ascetic - practicing self-denial; avoiding physical pleasures and comforts; austere; Ex. ascetic life of Buddhist monks; N. asceticism
surfeit - satiate; feed or supply to excess; stuff; indulge to excess in anything; N: surfeiting; excessive amount; Ex. surfeit of food
vernacular - living language (as compared to the official language); language spoken in a country or region; natural style; Ex. lapse into the vernacular
canvass - determine or seek opinions, votes, etc.; go through (a region) to solicit votes or orders; conduct a survey; N.
egress - exit; opening for going out; act of going out; OP. ingress
skinflint - miser; stingy person
smear - spread or cover with a sticky substance; N: mark made by smearing
layman - man who is not a cleric; man who is nonprofessional