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hedonist - one who believes that pleasure is the sole aim in life; CF. hedonism: practice of living one's life purely for pleasure
overwrought - nervous or excited; extremely agitated; hysterical; wrought-up; CF. wrought: made or done
stout - rather fat; strong in body; sturdy; resolute; determined; strong in determination; Ex. stout stick/supporter
impediment - hindrance; stumbling-block; speech defect preventing clear articulation; Ex. speech impediment
relinquish - give up something (with reluctance); yield; release; Ex. relinquish power/the claim to the land/his hold on my arm
troth - pledge of good faith especially in betrothal; betrothal; Ex. by my troth
anthropomorphic - having human form or characteristics
pejorative - (of a word or phrase) suggesting that someone is of little value; negative in connotation; having a belittling effect; Ex. Many women now considers ``housewife'' a pejorative expression, because it patronized them.
inherent - firmly established by nature or habit; intrinsic
lagoon - shallow body of water or lake near a sea; lake separated from a sea by sandbars or coral reefs