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inhibit - restrain; prohibit; retard or prevent; N. inhibition
covenant - binding agreement between two groups or people; compact; V: enter into a covenant; promise
decry - express strong disapproval of; condemn openly (something dangerous to the public); disparage; Ex. decry the violence of modern films
callous - hardened; unfeeling; without sympathy for the sufferings of others; unkind
contaminate - pollute
discretion - prudence; ability to adjust actions to circumstances; freedom of action or judgment; ADJ. discreet; CF. discretionary
definitive - most reliable; authorative and complete; that cannot be improved; conclusive; decisive; definite; Ex. definitive decision by the supreme court
engross - occupy fully; absorb
monastic - related to monks or monasteries; removed from worldly concerns
waver - move or swing back and forth; be uncertain or unsteady in decision or movement; Ex. wavering between accepting and refusing