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slake - satisfy (thirst); quench; sate
rococo - ornate; highly decorated; N. CF. 18th century
skimp - provide or use scantily; live very economically; Ex. skimp on necessities; ADJ. skimpy: inadequate in amount; scanty; stingy; niggardly
preen - make oneself tidy in appearance; feel self-satisfaction or pride; (of a bird) smooth or clean (feathers) with the beak; Ex. preen oneself on; CF. prune
transgression - violation of a law; sin; V. transgress: go beyond (a limit); violate; do wrong
hereafter - life after death
consanguinity - kinship; relationship by birth
smelt - melt (ore) for separating and removing the metal; melt or blend ores changing their chemical composition
rote - repetition; memorization through repetition without understanding; Ex. learn poetry by rote
fastidious - difficult to please; squeamish; fussy; finicky