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misgivings - doubts
indulgent - humoring; yielding; lenient; showing indulgence
hedonist - one who believes that pleasure is the sole aim in life; CF. hedonism: practice of living one's life purely for pleasure
dilute - make (a liquid) less concentrated; reduce in strength; Ex. dilute the influence of the president
arboreal - of or living in trees
physiognomy - face (as showing the character and the mind); art of judging human character from facial features
shaving - very thin piece, usually of wood (cut from a surface with a sharp blade)
exacting - extremely demanding; Ex. exacting standard of safety
rote - repetition; memorization through repetition without understanding; Ex. learn poetry by rote
parallel - similar; analogous; corresponding; N: parallel line; person or thing that is parallel (to another); similarity; Ex. know of no parallel to the case; Ex. without parallel; V: be similar to; make parallel; Ex. Your experience parallels mine; CF. unparalleled