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ascetic - practicing self-denial; avoiding physical pleasures and comforts; austere; Ex. ascetic life of Buddhist monks; N. asceticism
pariah - social outcast; Ex. Mariah the pariah
negate - cancel out; nullify; cause to have no effect; deny; N. negation
parquet - floor made of wood strips inlaid in a mosaic like matter; CF. strip: long narrow piece
confiscate - seize; take possession of (private property) by official order (usu. as a punishment); commandeer
imbue - saturate(soak thoroughly); fill; Ex. imbue someone with feelings
melee - fight
recant - disclaim or disavow; retract a previous statement; openly confess error; Ex. recant one's faith/a statement
discriminating - able to see differences; discerning; prejudiced; N. discrimination
misogynist - hater of woman; CF. misogyny