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chaste - morally pure; virginal; abstaining from illicit sexual acts; modest; simple (of a style of writing); not highly decorated; austere
extant - (of something written or painted) still in existence
epicure - connoisseur of food and drink; gourmet; ADJ. epicurean; CF. Epicurus
manifesto - public declaration of principles; statement of policy
flighty - (esp. of a woman's behavior) capricious; often changing, esp. from one lover to another; impulsive
exonerate - acquit; exculpate; free from blame or guilt
depredation - plundering; destruction
subsistence - existence; means of subsisting; means of support; livelihood; V. subsist: exist; maintain life (at a meager level)
misapprehension - error; misunderstanding; V. misapprehend
attrition - rubbing away by friction; gradual decrease in numbers or strength; reduction in the work force without firing employees; wearing away of opposition by means of harassment; Ex. a war of attrition