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abstinence - restraint from pleasant things, esp. eating or drinking; CF. abstention: act of abstaining from vote
carafe - glass water bottle; decanter
fugitive - fleeting or transitory; lasting only a short time; roving(wandering); running away or fleeing as from the law; N: one who flees; Ex. fugitives at large
cunning - clever in deceiving; sly; N: cleverness in deceiving; deceit
pigment - coloring matter (usually powder to be mixed with water or oil)
improvident - thriftless; not providing for the future
encumber - burden; N. encumbrance
mangy - shabby; wretched; suffering from mange; of bad appearance
overture - musical introduction to a long musical piece; first offer or proposal (to begin talks in the hope of reaching an agreement); Ex. overtures for peace
tantalize - tease; excite by exposing something desirable while keeping it out of reach; torture with disappointment; CF. Tantalus: Greek mythological figure