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choleric - hot-tempered; bad-tempered; irritable; easily angered; CF. cholera
vicissitude - change (esp. from good to bad); change of fortune; CF. the last emperor of China
maxim - proverb; truth pithily stated
consecrate - dedicate; sanctify; declare as sacred; Ex. consecrate one's life to helping the poor
tribunal - court of justice
permissive - allowing much freedom; lenient; Ex. permissive society
regimen - prescribed course of diet or exercise; prescribed diet and habits; Ex. daily regimen of a dancer
shrivel - make or become shrunken and wrinkled (often by drying)
recumbent - reclining; lying down completely or in part
parable - short simple story teaching a moral