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encircle - surround
temperate - moderate; restrained; self-controlled; moderate in respect to temperature; CF. temperance: moderation and self-restraint; abstinence of alcoholic drinks; Ex. temperance society
finicky - too particular; fussy; difficult to please; too concerned with unimportant details or quality; Ex. finicky about her food
homage - honor; tribute; great respect; Ex. pay/do homage to
distraught - upset; distracted by anxiety; very anxious and troubled almost to the point of madness; Ex. distraught with grief/worry
astringent - binding; causing contraction (stopping bleeding); harsh or severe; stringent; Ex. astringent criticism
palimpsest - parchment or piece of writing material used for second time after original writing has been erased
disinclination - unwillingness
sacrosanct - invioably sacred; most sacred; inviolable
dispense - distribute; prepare and give out (medicines); N. dispensation: dispensing; religious system; official exemption from an obligation or a rule