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doctrinaire - unable to compromise about points of doctrine; dogmatic; unyielding; marked by inflexible attachment to a doctrine without regard to its practical difficulties
ascetic - practicing self-denial; avoiding physical pleasures and comforts; austere; Ex. ascetic life of Buddhist monks; N. asceticism
laconic - brief and to the point; using few words; terse
decorous - proper (in behavior, conduct, or appearance)
effigy - dummy; likeness of a person made of wood, paper, or stone; Ex. burn an effigy of the President
invocation - prayer for help (used in invoking); calling upon as a reference or support; act of invoking
titter - nervous giggle; nervous laugh; V.
timidity - lack of self-confidence or courage
acrophobia - fear of heights
auspicious - favoring success; giving signs of future success; Cf. auspices