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chaste - morally pure; virginal; abstaining from illicit sexual acts; modest; simple (of a style of writing); not highly decorated; austere
discord - conflict; lack of harmony; dissonance (when musical notes are played)
whimsy - whim; tendency to behave amusingly strangely; Ex. story full of whimsy
pretension - pretentiousness; claim (without foundation); Ex. I make no pretensions to skill as an artist.
fermentation - chemical reaction that splits complex organic compounds; unrest; agitation
arbiter - person with power to decide a matter in dispute; judge who is in a position ot make influential judgments; Ex. supreme arbiter of fashion in beachware
fictitious - imaginary; non-existent; purposely invented to deceive; untrue; Ex. fictitious name/boyfriend; CF. fictional
mobile - movable; not fixed; N. mobility
epithet - word or phrase characteristically used to describe a person or thing; descriptive phrase to characterize a person (often contemptous)
doldrums - blues; listlessness(lack of spirit or energy); slack(inactive) period; period of stagnation; ocean area near the equator where ships cannot move because there is no wind; Ex. in the doldrums