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ascetic - practicing self-denial; avoiding physical pleasures and comforts; austere; Ex. ascetic life of Buddhist monks; N. asceticism
hierarchy - arrangement by rank or standing; authoritarian body divided into ranks; body of persons having authority
fledgling - (fledgeling) inexperienced; N: young bird that has acquired wing feathers and is learning to fly; inexperienced person
mellifluous - (of words or a voice) sweetly or smoothly flowing; melodious; having a pleasant tune
interdict - prohibit; forbid; N.
optimum - most favorable; optimal; N: most favorable condition
presentiment - premonition; foreboding; feeling something will happen; anticipatory fear
comprise - include; consist of
skittish - inconstant; capricious; frivolous; not serious; Ex. charming but skittish young woman; CF. skit
isthmus - narrow neck of land connecting two larger bodies of land