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asperity - sharpness; roughness; severity (of temper or weather); Ex. asperities of a Russian winter
worldly - engrossed in matters of this earth; not spiritual; of the material world
understate - state with less truth than seems warranted by the facts; Ex. He understated the seriousness of the crime; N. understatement; OP. overstate
allege - state without proof
purgatory - place of spiritual expiation; temporary state or place in which the souls must expiate their sins
obdurate - stubborn; refusing to change one's belief
oculist - physician who specializes in treatment of the eyes
colossal - huge
stultify - make stupid in mind; cause to appear or become stupid or inconsistent; suppress; frustrate or hinder; Ex. stultifying effect of uninteresting work; Ex. stultify free expression
grudging - unwilling; reluctant; stingy(giving reluctantly)