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ensue - follow (as a result)
ascetic - practicing self-denial; avoiding physical pleasures and comforts; austere; Ex. ascetic life of Buddhist monks; N. asceticism
plausible - conceivably true; having a show of truth but open to doubt; specious
amulet - charm; talisman; an object worn believed to protect against evil, bad luck
temporal - of time; not lasting forever; limited by time; temporary; secular; worldly
preen - make oneself tidy in appearance; feel self-satisfaction or pride; (of a bird) smooth or clean (feathers) with the beak; Ex. preen oneself on; CF. prune
barrister - counselor-at-law or lawyer in the higher court of law; CF. bar
vaunted - boasted; bragged; highly publicized; V. vaunt: boast; brag
degenerate - become worse in quality; deteriorate; ADJ: having become worse; Ex. a degenerate species; N: depraved or corrupt person
effeminate - having womanly traits