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obeisance - bow (to show respect and obedience)
ponderous - having great weight; weighty; unwieldy; lacking lightness; dull; Ex. ponderous body/style of writing
suckle - give or take milk at the breast or udder
ascetic - practicing self-denial; avoiding physical pleasures and comforts; austere; Ex. ascetic life of Buddhist monks; N. asceticism
contrive - invent or fabricate in a clever way (by improvisation); manage; Ex. contrive to attract his attention
reverent - respectful; worshipful; V. revere: regard with reverence; N. reverence: profound respect
purgatory - place of spiritual expiation; temporary state or place in which the souls must expiate their sins
analogous - comparable; similar
distraught - upset; distracted by anxiety; very anxious and troubled almost to the point of madness; Ex. distraught with grief/worry
sunder - separate; part; CF. asunder