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::: pantomime - acting without dialogue; V.
::: abstinence - restraint from pleasant things, esp. eating or drinking; CF. abstention: act of abstaining from vote
::: cumbersome - heavy and awkward to carry or wear; burdensome; Ex. cumbersome parcel/uniform
::: ascendancy - controlling influence; position of controlling influence; CF. in the ascendant
::: pestle - tool for mashing or grinding substances in a hard bowl or mortar
::: ration - fixed portion; V: distribute as rations
::: puerile - childish; immature; CF. puer: boy
::: vouchsafe - grant condescendingly; guarantee; Ex. vouchsafe your fair return on your investment
::: irony - hidden sarcasm or satire; use of words that seem to mean the opposite of what they actually mean; use of words to convey the opposite of their literal meaning
::: mercantile - concerning trade or merchants