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limbo - region near heaven or hell where certain souls are kept; prison (slang); Ex. Purgatory and Limbo
degenerate - become worse in quality; deteriorate; ADJ: having become worse; Ex. a degenerate species; N: depraved or corrupt person
scabbard - case for a sword blade; sheath
ascetic - practicing self-denial; avoiding physical pleasures and comforts; austere; Ex. ascetic life of Buddhist monks; N. asceticism
intermediary - intermediate; acting as a mediator; N: mediator; go-between
withhold - refuse to give; hold back; Ex. withholding tax
innuendo - indirect or subtle (derogatory) hint; insinuation; Ex. sexual innuendo
plaintive - expressing sorrow; mournful; Ex. plaintive song
defiance - refusal to yield; resistance; V. defy; ADJ. defiant
alimony - payments made regularly to an ex-spouse after divorce