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abstinence - restraint from pleasant things, esp. eating or drinking; CF. abstention: act of abstaining from vote
mutilate - maim; injure lastingly; deprive of a limb or an essential part
sinister - evil; ominous
terminal - part that forms the end; railroad or bus station; ADJ. forming an end; ending in death; fatal; Ex. terminal cancer
monastic - related to monks or monasteries; removed from worldly concerns
partition - divide into parts
excerpt - selected passage (written or musical) taken from a longer work; V.
clasp - hold firmly within arms
mincing - affectedly dainty(delicate); V. mince: cut (esp. meat) into very small pieces; walk with exaggerated primness; walk in an unnatural way, taking little short steps; Ex. The actor minced across the stage; CF. mincemeat; CF. mincer
mollycoddle - pamper; coddle; baby; indulge excessively