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maxim - proverb; truth pithily stated
complaisant - trying to please; obliging; willing to please others
drudge - do drudgery; N: person who drudges
lascivious - lustful
spurious - false; counterfeit; forged; illogical; Ex. spurious arguments
obsessive - related to thinking about something constantly; of an obsession; preoccupying; N. obsession: compulsive preoccupation with a fixed idea; compulsive idea; V. obsess: preoccupy the mind of excessively
recumbent - reclining; lying down completely or in part
chasten - discipline; punish in order to correct; CF. castigate
smirk - conceited smile; offensively self-satisfied smile (often at someone else's misfortune); V.
phoenix - symbol of immortality or rebirth; Ex. phoenix rising from its ashes