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continence - self-restraint; sexual chastity; sexual abstinence; voluntary control over bladder and bowel functions; ADJ. continent
afterlife - life after death; later part of one's life
stamina - power of endurance; strength; staying power
malicious - hateful; spiteful; expressing malice; N. malice: desire to harm others; spite
carping - petty criticism; fault-finding; fretful complaining; quibble
perversion - corruption; turning from right to wrong
purgatory - place of spiritual expiation; temporary state or place in which the souls must expiate their sins
reprobation - severe disapproval; CF. approbation
ragamuffin - dirty child in torn clothes; person wearing tattered clothes
smother - kill from lack of air; suppress; cover thickly; Ex. smothered in little stickers