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abstinence - restraint from pleasant things, esp. eating or drinking; CF. abstention: act of abstaining from vote
swelter - (of a person) suffer from oppressive heat; be oppressed by heat
antediluvian - antiquated; extremely ancient
allure - entice; attract; tempt
leniency - mildness; permissiveness; ADJ. lenient: not severe in judgment or punishment
dilemma - situation that requires a choice between equally unfavorable options; problem; choice of two unsatisfactory alternatives
abscond - depart secretly and hide
sheathe - place into a case; insert into or provide with a sheath; Ex. He sheathed his dagger; N. sheath: case for a blade
disbar - make (a lawyer) leave the bar or the legal profession
unfetter - liberate; free from chains; V. unfetter