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unregenerate - making no attempt to change one's bad practices
context - writings preceding and following the passage quoted; circumstance in which an event occurs
commandeer - take (private property) for military use without needing permission or giving payment; draft for military purposes
filial - pertaining to or befitting a son or daughter; Ex. filial respect
leniency - mildness; permissiveness; ADJ. lenient: not severe in judgment or punishment
gape - open widely; open the mouth wide; stare wonderingly with the mouth open; CF. agape
gouge - tear out; cut out (as if with a gouge); Ex. gouge his eyes out; N: chisel for cutting out hollow areas in wood
adhere - stick fast; be a devotd follower; N. adhesion: adhering; devotion; loyality
jest - playful remark or act; V. act or speak playfully
sinecure - well-paid position with little responsibility; CF. sine cure: without care; CF. San Serif