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::: disheveled - untidy (of hair or clothing); V. dishevel
::: ascetic - practicing self-denial; avoiding physical pleasures and comforts; austere; Ex. ascetic life of Buddhist monks; N. asceticism
::: prosperous - successful; rich; affluent; well-to-do; well-off
::: mortify - humiliate by embarassing excessively; shame; punish the flesh; discipline (one's body) by self-denial; Ex. mortified by her blunder; Ex. mortify the flesh; CF. cause to die
::: circumvent - outwit; defeat by behaving more cleverly; outsmart; baffle; avoid; get around
::: mottled - blotched in coloring; spotted; Ex. mottled face; V. mottle: mark with blotches of different colors
::: advocacy - support; active pleading on behalf of someone or something
::: indices - signs; indications; Ex. indices of a student's potential; CF. index: something that reveals or indicates; sign; Ex. cost-of-living index
::: outlook - point of view; view from a particular place; expectation for the future; prospect; Ex. outlook on life; Ex. pleasing outlook; Ex. weather outlook
::: mangle - tear or cut to pieces; mutilate or disfigure; Ex. badly mangled bodies