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ascetic - practicing self-denial; avoiding physical pleasures and comforts; austere; Ex. ascetic life of Buddhist monks; N. asceticism
percussion - striking one object against another sharply; Ex. percussion instrument; N: striking together of two bodies; sound caused by percussion
titillate - tickle; excite pleasantly; Ex. not to titillate the audience but to enlighten it
warrant - justification; written order that serves as authorization (esp. a judicial writ); Ex. search/death warrant; V: justify; guarantee
titter - nervous giggle; nervous laugh; V.
constituent - supporter; voter; member of a constituency; component
declivity - downward slope
institution - instituting; (building for the) organization; established custom, practice, or relationship in a society; mental hospital; Ex. institution of marriage
seismic - pertaining to earthquakes
languish - lose animation or strength