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hygiene - science and practice of the promotion and preservation of health; ADJ. hygienic: showing careful attention to cleanness (to prevent disease); Ex. hygienic condition
ragamuffin - dirty child in torn clothes; person wearing tattered clothes
hovel - shack; small wretched house
tenet - doctrine; dogma
rue - regret; lament; mourn; Ex. He will rue the day; N. ADJ. rueful
confidence - self-assurance; calm unworried feeling based on a strong belief in one's abilities; strong belief in the ability of a person or plan; trust or faith in a person or thing; something confided; secret; Ex. confidence in your ability; Ex. I'm telling you this in confidence; Ex. exchange confidences about their boyfriends; ADJ. confident
renounce - abandon; give up (by formal announcement); disown; repudiate; Ex. renounce one's claim to the property/one's religion; N. renunciation
intangible - not able to be perceived by touch; vague
latch - fastening or lock consisting of a movable bar that fits into a notch; V: close with a latch
gnarl - protruding knot on a tree; V.