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discriminating - able to see differences; discerning; prejudiced; N. discrimination
maleficient - doing evil; N. maleficience
encumber - burden; N. encumbrance
dire - warning of disaster; disastrous; (of needs and dangers) very great; urgent; Ex. dire prediction/need of food
microcosm - small representative world; world in miniature; Ex. microcosm of English society
adventitious - accidental; casual; happening by chance
withhold - refuse to give; hold back; Ex. withholding tax
wither - (of a plant) dry up from loss of moisture; lose freshness; shrivel; decay
Bacchanalia - the ancient Roman festival in honor of Bacchus
irreproachable - beyond reproach; blameless; impeccable; Ex. irreproachable conduct