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ascetic - practicing self-denial; avoiding physical pleasures and comforts; austere; Ex. ascetic life of Buddhist monks; N. asceticism
provenance - place of origin; origin or source of something; Ex. Gunpowder is of Chinese provenance; CF. come
meter - arrangement of words in the form of poetry (by accentual rhythm)
plume - feather, esp. large or showy one; something that rises into the air (like the shape of a feather); Ex. plume of smoke:
egotistical - egotistic; excessively self-centered(egocentric); self-important; conceited
squalor - condition of being squalid; filth; degradation; dirty neglected state; ADJ. squalid: dirty; sordid; morally repulsive; Ex. squalid story
optometrist - one who fits glasses to remedy visual defects
brawny - muscular; having well-developed muscles
assail - assault
jocular - said or done in jest or playfully; marked by joking