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repress - hold back (the natural expression of); restrain; crush; oppress; Ex. repressed child; Ex. repress a laugh/rebellion
lank - long and thin; Ex. Lank, gaunt, Abraham Lincoln
carping - petty criticism; fault-finding; fretful complaining; quibble
piscatorial - pertaining to fishing; CF. Pisces
ideology - system of ideas characteristic of a group or culture
didactic - (of speech or writing) intended to teach a moral lesson; teaching; instructional; N. didacticism
treatise - article treating a subject systematically and thoroughly
decry - express strong disapproval of; condemn openly (something dangerous to the public); disparage; Ex. decry the violence of modern films
dishearten - discourage
thrifty - careful about money; economical; N. thrift