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asperity - sharpness; roughness; severity (of temper or weather); Ex. asperities of a Russian winter
recluse - hermit; loner; ADJ. reclusive
propitiate - appease; conciliate; make peaceful; ADJ. propitiatory
mortify - humiliate by embarassing excessively; shame; punish the flesh; discipline (one's body) by self-denial; Ex. mortified by her blunder; Ex. mortify the flesh; CF. cause to die
slink - move furtively; ADJ. slinky: stealthy; furtive; sneaky (as in ambush)
dolt - slow-thinking stupid person; CF. dull
disport - amuse; Ex. disport oneself; CF. divert
verisimilar - having the appearance of truth or reality; probable or likely to be true; plausible
perspicuity - clearness of expression; freedom from ambiguity
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