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::: bloated - (unpleasantly) swollen or puffed as with water or air
::: lottery - contest in which winners are selected in a drawing of lots
::: reputed - supposed; Ex. reputed father of the child; V. repute: consider; N. repute: reputation; esteem
::: obsessive - related to thinking about something constantly; of an obsession; preoccupying; N. obsession: compulsive preoccupation with a fixed idea; compulsive idea; V. obsess: preoccupy the mind of excessively
::: palatial - of or suitable for a palace; magnificent
::: sluggish - lazy; slow; inactive; lethargic; CF. slug: nail with no shell
::: viper - poisonous snake
::: context - writings preceding and following the passage quoted; circumstance in which an event occurs
::: ascetic - practicing self-denial; avoiding physical pleasures and comforts; austere; Ex. ascetic life of Buddhist monks; N. asceticism
::: cavalcade - procession of riders or horse-drawn carriages; parade; CF. cavalry