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::: chaste - morally pure; virginal; abstaining from illicit sexual acts; modest; simple (of a style of writing); not highly decorated; austere
::: paradox - something apparently contradictory in nature (that may nonetheless be true); statement that looks false but is actually correct
::: histrionic - theatrical; excessively dramatic or emotional; affected; of actors or acting; N. histrionics: histrionic behavior
::: validate - make valid; confirm; ratify
::: blighted - suffering from a disease; destroyed
::: thrall - slave; bondage; slavery; Ex. Her beauty held him in thrall; CF. enthrall
::: badinage - teasing conversation; banter; joking talk
::: piecemeal - one part at a time; gradually; in stages; Ex. read a novel piecemeal
::: pensive - dreamily or deeply thoughtful; sadly thoughtful; thoughtful with a hint of sadness; contemplative; CF. think over
::: peevish - bad-tempered; irritable; V. peeve: make angry