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abstinence - restraint from pleasant things, esp. eating or drinking; CF. abstention: act of abstaining from vote
precocious - advanced in development; N. precocity
arcane - esoteric; secret; mysterious; known only to the initiated; Ex. arcane ritual; Ex. arcane process closed to the uninitiated listener
irony - hidden sarcasm or satire; use of words that seem to mean the opposite of what they actually mean; use of words to convey the opposite of their literal meaning
gape - open widely; open the mouth wide; stare wonderingly with the mouth open; CF. agape
frenetic - (phrenetic) frenzied; frantic
cerebral - pertaining to the brain or intellect; intellectual rather than emotional; CF. cerebrum
ubiquitous - being everywhere; omnipresent; N. ubiquity
catechism - book for religious instruction in question-and-answer form; religious instruction by question and answer; V. catechize
wreak - inflict; Ex. wreak one's vengeance on