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::: archipelago - group of closely located islands
::: moodiness - fits of depression or gloom; ADJ. moody: given to changeable moods; subject to periods of depression; gloomy CF. mood: state of mind or emotion
::: palliate - ease pain (without curing); make less severe or offensive (a crime or illness)
::: voluptuous - sensual; of or giving sensual pleasure; indulging in sensual pleasures; Ex. voluptuous lines; Ex. voluptuous life of the Romans; N. voluptuary: voluptuous person
::: meticulous - excessively careful (with great attention to detail); painstaking; scrupulous
::: sedentary - requiring sitting; done while sitting; not moving from one place to another; settled; Ex. sedentary job/population
::: regimen - prescribed course of diet or exercise; prescribed diet and habits; Ex. daily regimen of a dancer
::: circumlocution - indirect or roundabout expression (by using an uncecessarily large number of words esp. when trying to avoid answering a difficult question directly)
::: queue - line (of waiting people or vehicles)
::: chasten - discipline; punish in order to correct; CF. castigate