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exorcise - drive out evil spirits
smear - spread or cover with a sticky substance; N: mark made by smearing
unsightly - ugly; unpleasant to look at
mortify - humiliate by embarassing excessively; shame; punish the flesh; discipline (one's body) by self-denial; Ex. mortified by her blunder; Ex. mortify the flesh; CF. cause to die
glitter - shine brightly with flashing points of light; Ex. glittering diamond ring; N: sparkling light; attractiveness; glamor; Ex. glitter of the sun on the waves
Epicurean - believing that pleasure is good and suffering is bad and should be avoided; N.
dearth - scarcity
aphorism - pithy maxim or saying; ADJ. aphoristic
purveyor - furnisher of foodstuffs; caterer; V. purvey: supply (eg. food); furnish; CF. provide
rhapsodize - speak or write in an exaggeratedly enthusiastic manner; Ex. rhapsodize over the beauty of the scenery