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abnegation - renunciation; self-sacrifice; self-abnegation
pragmatic - practical (as opposed to idealistic); concerned with practical worth or impact of something; Ex. pragmatic test of the skill
circumspect - prudent; cautious; acting after careful thought
demotic - of or pertaining to the people
blemish - mar; spoil the beauty or perfection of; N: flaw or defect (that spoils perfection); Ex. blemishes in the crystal; CF. unblemished
stoic - stoical; impassive; unmoved by joy or grief; N. CF. stoicism
clipper - sailing vessel built for great speed
nuptial - related to marriage or the wedding ceremony; N. nuptials: wedding ceremony
precedent - something preceding in time which may be used as an authority or guide for future action; V. precede; CF. unprecedented
precipitate - hurl downward; throw headlong; hasten; cause to happen sooner; condense and fall as rain or snow; cause (a solid substance) to be separated from a solution; ADJ. hasty; rash; premature; sudden