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ascetic - practicing self-denial; avoiding physical pleasures and comforts; austere; Ex. ascetic life of Buddhist monks; N. asceticism
predispose - give an inclination toward (in advance); make susceptible to; Ex. predispose people to certain cancer; N. predisposition
elicit - draw out fact or information (by discussion or from someone)
altercation - noisy quarrel
polyglot - speaking several languages; multilingual; Ex. polyglot person/society; N.
conformity - harmony; agreement with established rules or customs; similarity; Ex. behave in conformity with; V. conform: be similar; act in agreement; comply; Ex. conform to the rule; CF. conformance
ludicrous - laughable; ridiculous; trifling
incongruity - lack of harmony; absurdity; ADJ. incongruous: lacking in harmony; inappropriate
recast - reconstruct (a sentence, story, statue, etc.); fashion again
filing - particle removed by a file