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prude - excessively modest or proper person (who is easily shocked by improper things, esp. of a sexual nature); N. prudery; ADJ. prudish: excessively concerned with propriety
withhold - refuse to give; hold back; Ex. withholding tax
indentation - notch; deep recess; V. indent; CF. tooth
alloy - mixture as of metals; something added that lowers in value or purity; V: mix; make less pure; lower in value or quality; spoil; CF. unalloyed: not in mixture with other maetals; pure; complete; unqualified; Ex. unalloyed happiness
deserts - what someone deserves
recluse - hermit; loner; ADJ. reclusive
languor - lack of physical or mental energy; lassitude; depression
conventional - ordinary; typical; not nuclear; Ex. conventional weapons
incidental - not essential; minor; N: something incidental
dismiss - eliminate from consideration; no longer consider; put out of court without further hearing; reject; discharge from employment; direct to leave; ADJ. dismissive; N. dismissal