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::: teetotalism - practice of abstaining totally from alcoholic drinks; N. teetotaler;; ADJ. teetotal; CF. T + total
::: secular - worldly; not pertaining to church matters or religion; temporal
::: accelerate - move faster
::: glare - shine intensely and blindingly; stare fixedly and angrily; N.
::: environ - enclose; surround; N. environs: surrounding area (as of a city)
::: obituary - death notice (esp. in a newspaper); ADJ.
::: pretension - pretentiousness; claim (without foundation); Ex. I make no pretensions to skill as an artist.
::: untenable - (of a position, esp. in an argument) indefensible; not able to be maintained
::: adapt - make or become suitable for a specific use; alter; modify; adjust; N. adaptation: act of adapting; composition recast into a new form; Ex. The play is an adaption of a short novel.
::: indignity - treatment or situation that causes shame or loss of dignity, respect; offensive or insulting treatment; humiliating or degrading treatment; Ex. I suffered the indignity of having to say that in front of them.