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upbraid - reprimand; severely scold
censorious - severely critical
recumbent - reclining; lying down completely or in part
behoove - (behove) be suited to; be incumbent upon; be right and necessary; Ex. It behooves one to do.
denizen - (animal, person, or plant) inhabitant or resident of a particular place; regular visitor
obscure - dark; vague; unclear; not well known; Ex. obscure meaning/village; V: darken; cover; make unclear; Ex. obscure the moon/meaning
nihilist - one who considers traditional beliefs to be groundless and existence meaningless; absolute skeptic; revolutionary terrorist; CF. nihilism: belief that nothing has meaning or value; belief that destruction of existing political or social institutions is necessary for future improvement
impel - drive or force onward; drive to take action; urge to action
luminous - shining (esp. in the dark); issuing light; Ex. luminous paint/road signs
precedent - preceding (in time, rank, etc.)