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::: lavish - liberal; wasteful; generous or wasteful in giving or using; abundant; profuse; great; Ex. decorated lavishly; V. give in abundance
::: forthright - straightforward; direct; frank
::: iconoclastic - attacking cherished traditions; N. iconoclast: one who attacks traditional ideas; one who destroys sacred images
::: gorge - narrow canyon; steep rocky cleft; ravine (made by a stream which runs through it)
::: mystic - of hidden meaning and spiritual power; Ex. mystic ceremonies; N. CF. mysticism
::: wreak - inflict; Ex. wreak one's vengeance on
::: ornithologist - scientific student of birds; N. ornithology: scientific study of birds
::: institutionalize - make into an institution; put or confine in an institution
::: ragamuffin - dirty child in torn clothes; person wearing tattered clothes
::: austere - forbiddingly stern; ascetic; without comfort or enjoyment; severely simple and unornamented; Ex. a monk's austere life; Ex. austere grandeur of the cathedral; N. austerity