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agnostic - one who is skeptical of the existence or knowability of a god or any ultimate reality
provenance - place of origin; origin or source of something; Ex. Gunpowder is of Chinese provenance; CF. come
spurn - reject disdainfully; scorn; Ex. She spurned all offers of help.
mannerism - distinctive behavioral trait; affected style in art (according to a set of styles)
miasma - swamp gas; heavy vaporous atmosphere often emanating from decaying matter; pervasive corrupting influence; noxious atmosphere or influence
scruple - hesitate for ethical reasons; fret about; Ex. She did not scruple to read his diary; N: uneasy feeling arising from conscience; conscience
plasticity - ability to be molded; ADJ. plastic: capable of being shaped or molded; Ex. plastic material such as clay
musky - having the odor of musk; N. musk: odorous substance secreted by an Asian deer
acquiesce - assent; agree passively; comply without protest
retiring - shy and reserved (of a person); modest; Ex. her retiring personality