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ascetic - practicing self-denial; avoiding physical pleasures and comforts; austere; Ex. ascetic life of Buddhist monks; N. asceticism
manipulate - operate with one's hands; control or play upon (people, forces, etc.) artfully; maneuver; Ex. how to manipulate publicity and men; ADJ. manipulative
amenities - convenient features that helps to make life pleasant; social courtesies
nourish - provide with food necessary for life and growth
misadventure - mischance; ill luck; Ex. death by misadventure
ostensible - apparent; appearing as such; professed(pretended); pretended; Ex. ostensible purpose of the expedition
agglomeration - collection; heap; V. agglomerate: gather into a rounded mass; N. aggolmeate: jumbled mass; heap
neophyte - recent convert; new member of a religious group; beginner; CF. plant
ballast - heavy substance used to add stability or weight; V. supply with ballast
thespian - pertaining to drama; N: actor or actress