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stodgy - dull; stuffy; boringly conservative; Ex. stodgy book
sarcasm - cutting ironic remark; scornful remarks; stinging rebuke; ADJ. sarcastic
auspicious - favoring success; giving signs of future success; Cf. auspices
chaperon - older person who accompanies and supervises a young unmarried woman
ascetic - practicing self-denial; avoiding physical pleasures and comforts; austere; Ex. ascetic life of Buddhist monks; N. asceticism
garner - gather; store up; amass
cadaverous - like a corpse; pale
disapprobation - disapproval; condemnation
corrosive - eating away by chemicals or disease; (of language) fierce
salubrious - healthful; conducive to health or well-being; socially desirable; Ex. salubrious area; CF. health