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stringent - (of rules) binding; rigid; marked by scarcity of money; Ex. stringent economic conditions
profusion - great amount; plenty; overabundance; excess; lavish expenditure; Ex. profusion of choices; ADJ. profuse: plentiful; copious; giving or given abundantly; extravagant
consecrate - dedicate; sanctify; declare as sacred; Ex. consecrate one's life to helping the poor
virulent - (of a disease or poison) extremely harmful or poisonous; (of a feeling) hostile; bitter; N. virulence; CF. virus; CF. venom
rococo - ornate; highly decorated; N. CF. 18th century
amenities - convenient features that helps to make life pleasant; social courtesies
crave - desire; want intensely
whorl - ring of leaves around stem; ring; circular arrangement; Ex. whorls on the fingers
onus - burden; responsibility
restive - impatiently restless (induced by external coercion or restriction); restlessly impatient; obstinately resisting control; Ex. restive horses because of wolves; CF. not a general synonym for `restless'