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ascetic - practicing self-denial; avoiding physical pleasures and comforts; austere; Ex. ascetic life of Buddhist monks; N. asceticism
elucidate - explain; make clear; clarify; enlighten; CF. lucid
monarchy - government under a single ruler
contest - dispute; argue about the rightness of; compete for; try to win; Ex. contest the election results; Ex. contest a seat in Parliament; N.
suborn - persuade to act unlawfully (especially to commit perjury); N. subornation
expound - explain
ration - fixed portion; V: distribute as rations
barterer - trader; V. barter: trade; exchange good for other goods rather than money
militate - work against; Ex. militate against the chances of promotion; CF. serve as a soldier
optional - not compulsory; left to one's choice; N. option: act of choosing; choice; freedom or power to choose; something available as a choice; Ex. have no option; Ex. two options