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ascetic - practicing self-denial; avoiding physical pleasures and comforts; austere; Ex. ascetic life of Buddhist monks; N. asceticism
underlying - lying below; fundamental
parched - extremely dry; very thirsty; V. parch: make or become extremely dry (by exposure to heat)
dialectical - relating to the art of debate; mutual or reciprocal; Ex. dialectical situation; N. dialectic: art of arriving at the truth by the exchange of logical arguments
preternatural - beyond what is normal in nature; supernatural; Ex. preternatural strength/forces
inhibited - (of a person) unable to express what one really feels
appreciate - be thankful for; increase in worth; be thoroughly conscious of; ADJ. appreciable: enough to be felt; Ex. appreciable difference
dally - trifle with; toy with; treat without the necessary seriousness; procrastinate; waste time
culinary - relating to cooking or kitchen
philanthropist - lover of mankind; doer of good; N. philanthropy