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abstinence - restraint from pleasant things, esp. eating or drinking; CF. abstention: act of abstaining from vote
confide - tell in confidence (to a person one trusts); be confident about
supercilious - haughty; arrogant; condescending; patronizing; CF. eyebrow, cilium
chaplain - clergyman attached to a chapel
besmirch - soil; defile; make dirty
mystic - of hidden meaning and spiritual power; Ex. mystic ceremonies; N. CF. mysticism
felicity - happiness; appropriateness (of a remark, choice, etc.); quality of being felicitous
lottery - contest in which winners are selected in a drawing of lots
gradation - series of gradual stages; degree in such a progression
deliberate - consider; ponder; ADJ: done on purpose; slow