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progeny - children; offspring; descendants
elegy - poem or song expressing lamentation (for the dead); ADJ. elegiacal, elegiac
protagonist - leader or noticeable supporter of an idea; chief character in a play or story
coincidence - the chance occurrence, at the same time, of two or more seemingly connected events; V. coincide: happen at the same time; be in agreement; CF. coincident; CF. coincidental
pander - cater to (the low desires of others)
judicious - sound on judgment; wise
gibe - mock; make jeering remarks; N: jeering remarks
epithet - word or phrase characteristically used to describe a person or thing; descriptive phrase to characterize a person (often contemptous)
ascetic - practicing self-denial; avoiding physical pleasures and comforts; austere; Ex. ascetic life of Buddhist monks; N. asceticism
chaste - morally pure; virginal; abstaining from illicit sexual acts; modest; simple (of a style of writing); not highly decorated; austere