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craven - cowardly
devise - think up; invent; plan; bequeath; N: bequest
nomadic - wandering; N. nomad: tribe who migrates from place to place
taper - very thin candle; gradual decrease in the width of a long object; V. make or become gradually narrower toward one end
sinuous - twisting; winding; bending in and out; not morally honest
quell - suppress; put an end to; put down forcibly; extinguish; quiet; Ex. ``Army Quells Rebellion'' in newspaper; CF. kill
blasphemy - irreverence; sacrilege; cursing; bad language about God or holy things; V. blasphem; ADJ. blasphemous; CF. sacrilege
abstain - refrain; withhold from participation; intentionally not use one's vote;
languid - lacking energy or vitality; weary; sluggish; listless
hypochondriac - person unduly worried about his health; worrier without cause about illness; ADJ. CF. hypochondria: neurosis that one is or is becoming ill; CF. abdomen