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parochial - narrow in scope or outlook; provincial; related to parishes
abstemious - sparing in eating and drinking; temperate
insolence - impudent disrespect; haughtiness; ADJ. insolent; CF. haughty + rude
quintessence - purest and highest embodiment; perfect example; apotheosis; most essential element; Ex. quintessence of wit; ADJ. quintessential; CF. fifth essence
pretension - pretentiousness; claim (without foundation); Ex. I make no pretensions to skill as an artist.
cordon - extended line of men or fortifications to prevent access or egress; (
bate - let down; lessen the force of; moderate; restrain; Ex. with bated breath; CF. abate
whittle - pare; cut away thin bits (from wood); fashion in this way; reduce gradually; trim
beholden - obligated; indebted; owing thanks; obliged or indebted from gratitude
monochromatic - having only one color