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nirvana - in Buddhist teachings, the ideal state in which the individual loses himself in the attainment of an impersonal beatitude
reprehensible - deserving blame; blameworthy; V. reprehend: blame
conscientious - scrupulous; through and careful; Ex. conscientious worker
compute - reckon; calculate
intrigue - make secret plans; plot; arouse the curiosity of; N: secret scheme; plot; secret love affair
Epicurean - believing that pleasure is good and suffering is bad and should be avoided; N.
circumspect - prudent; cautious; acting after careful thought
substantive - substantial; essential; pertaining to the substance; substantial; considerable; Ex. substantive issues
litotes - understatement for emphasis; Ex. ``not bad(=pretty good)''
sloth - slow moving tree-dwelling mammal; laziness; ADJ. slothful: lazy; indolent