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perfunctory - done routinely and with little care; superficial; not thorough; lacking interest, care, or enthusiasm; Ex. perfunctory kiss
viper - poisonous snake
supine - lying on back; passive; inactive; Ex. The defeated pugilist lay supine; Ex. supine acceptance of the decision
parry - ward off a blow; deflect; Ex. He parried the unwelcome question very skillfully; N. CF.
shear - remove (fleece or hair) by cutting; remove the hair or fleece from; cut with or as if with shears; N: shears; pair of scissors
Bacchanalia - the ancient Roman festival in honor of Bacchus
solitude - state of being alone; seclusion; ADJ. solitary: existing or living alone (esp. by choice); remote or secluded; single; sole; Ex. solitary life/inn; Ex. no solitary piece of proof
monastic - related to monks or monasteries; removed from worldly concerns
guile - deceit; duplicity; wiliness; cunning; Ex. persuade her by guile
lancet - small surgical tool for making incisions