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::: satyr - half-human, half-bestial being in the court of Dionysus (resembling a goat), portrayed as wanton(unrestrained) and cunning; lecher; CF. faun; CF. goat: lecherous man
::: continence - self-restraint; sexual chastity; sexual abstinence; voluntary control over bladder and bowel functions; ADJ. continent
::: meander - wind or turn in its course; follow a winding or turning course; move aimlessly and idly
::: forbearance - patience; forgiveness; V. forbear: refrain from (in a generous and forgiving way); be patient; Ex. forbear to send him to prison
::: smattering - slight knowledge; small scattered number or amount; Ex. smattering of German
::: skeptic - sceptic; doubter; person who suspends judgment until he has examined the evidence supporting a point of view; ADJ. skeptical; N. skepticism; scepticism
::: brandish - wave around (a weapon); flourish
::: dissertation - formal essay; treatise
::: historical - connected with history; based on events in history (whether regarded as important or not)
::: demagogue - person who appeals to people's prejudice; false leader of people; CF. demagoguery