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abstinence - restraint from pleasant things, esp. eating or drinking; CF. abstention: act of abstaining from vote
reprehensible - deserving blame; blameworthy; V. reprehend: blame
hindsight - understanding the nature of an event after it has actually happened
saboteur - one who commits sabotage; destroyer of property; N. sabotage: destruction of property (usually carried out secretly)
stricture - severe and adverse criticism; critical comments; limit or restriction
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
natty - neatly or smartly dressed; dapper; smart; Ex. natty dresser
fluted - having vertical parallel grooves (as in a pillar); V. flute: make long parallel inward curves in; N. flute: long rounded groove incised on the shaft of a column
simian - monkeylike; N: ape or monkey
irrelevant - not applicable; unrelated