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inured - accustomed; hardened; Ex. inured to the Alaskan cold; V. inure: make used to something undesirable; harden; CF. unfeeling
polygamist - one who has more than one spouse at a time; CF. bigamy; CF. polyandry
castigation - punishment; severe criticism or disapproval
luminous - shining (esp. in the dark); issuing light; Ex. luminous paint/road signs
nuptial - related to marriage or the wedding ceremony; N. nuptials: wedding ceremony
empathy - ability to identify with another's feelings, ideas, etc.; identification with and understanding of another's feelings; V. empathize; CF. sympathy
winnow - sift; separate the chaff from grain by blowing; separate good parts from bad; CF. wind
prophylactic - used to prevent disease; N: something prophylactic; condom; N. prophylaxis: prevention of disease
gavel - hammerlike tool; mallet(wooden hammer) used by a presiding officer or an auctioneer; V.
sodden - thoroughly soaked; dull or stupid as if from drink