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transcendental - going beyond common thought or ideas; impossible to understand by practical experiences or practices; known only by studying thoughts or intuition; OP. empirical; CF. transcendentalism
expiate - make amends for (a sin)
afterlife - life after death; later part of one's life
accomplice - partner in crime
sundry - miscellaneous; various; several; N. sundries: small miscellaneous items
palliate - ease pain (without curing); make less severe or offensive (a crime or illness)
motif - theme; recurrent thematic element in a musical or literary work; single or repeated pattern; figure
reminiscence - recollection; V. reminisce: recollect the past
slough - (of a snake) shed or cast off (dead outer skin); N: outer layer that is shed
chastise - punish as by beating; criticize severely