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affirmation - positive assertion; confirmation; solemn pledge by one who refuses to take an oath; V. affirm; ADJ. affirmative; CF. affirmative action: positive discrimination
abode - dwelling place; home
libidinous - lustful
chimerical - fantastically improbable; highly unrealistic; N. chimera: unreal fancy; fire-breathing female creature
doctrinaire - unable to compromise about points of doctrine; dogmatic; unyielding; marked by inflexible attachment to a doctrine without regard to its practical difficulties
gourmand - epicure; person who takes excessive pleasure in food and drink
contagion - infection (by contact); ADJ. contagious; CF. infectious: that can be passed by infection in the air
gibberish - nonsense; nonsensical or unintelligible talk or writing; babbling
ellipsis - omission of words from a text; mark used to indicate an omission (when the meaning can be understood without them); PL. ellipses
relinquish - give up something (with reluctance); yield; release; Ex. relinquish power/the claim to the land/his hold on my arm