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voluptuous - sensual; of or giving sensual pleasure; indulging in sensual pleasures; Ex. voluptuous lines; Ex. voluptuous life of the Romans; N. voluptuary: voluptuous person
fluctuate - waver; shift; rise and fall as if in waves; change or vary irregularly
precept - practical rule guiding conduct; Ex. mother's precept
encipher - encode; convert a message into code; put into cipher
grapple - wrestle; come to grips with; take hold of and struggle with; Ex. grapple with the burglar
austere - forbiddingly stern; ascetic; without comfort or enjoyment; severely simple and unornamented; Ex. a monk's austere life; Ex. austere grandeur of the cathedral; N. austerity
defiance - refusal to yield; resistance; V. defy; ADJ. defiant
sloth - slow moving tree-dwelling mammal; laziness; ADJ. slothful: lazy; indolent
hone - sharpen (a tool); N: whetstone for sharpening a tool
coy - shy (flirtatiously); showing a (pretended) lack of self-confidence; modest; coquettish; CF. job offer