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sublimate - refine; purify; replace (natural urges) with socially acceptable activities; change between a solid state and a gaseous state
provender - dry food for livestock; fodder
seasonal - of a particular season; Ex. seasonal rise in employment
nausea - feeling of sickness and desire to vomit; disgust; CF. seasickness
horticultural - pertaining to cultivation of gardens; N. horticulture: science or art of cultivating fruits, vegetables, or ornamental plants; CF. agriculture: science or art of farming or growing crops
tonsure - shaving of the head especially by person entering religious orders; V.
indulge - yield to; gratify; allow oneself a special pleasure; Ex. indulge one's every whim/a child/in a big cigarette; N. indulgence
aspersion - slanderous remark; Ex. cast aspersions on
rabid - of or suffering rabies; like a fanatic; extremely zealous; furious; CF. rabies: hydrophobia
severity - harshness; intensity; sternness; austerity; ADJ. severe: harsh; strict; extremely violent or intense