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abstinence - restraint from pleasant things, esp. eating or drinking; CF. abstention: act of abstaining from vote
brood - sit on in order to hatch; think deeply or worry anxiously; N: the young of certain animals; group of young birds hatched at one time
avuncular - of or like an uncle
imperious - domineering; too commanding; haughty; CF. imperial/emperor
ruminate - chew over and over (mentally or, like cows, physically); mull over(ponder)
overt - open to view; public; not secret; CF. covert
scaffold - temporary platform for workers (to work at heights above the ground); bracing framework; platform for execution
bilk - swindle; cheat
cornucopia - horn (or horn-shaped container) overflowing with fruit and grain; symbol of abundance; horn of plenty
calculated - deliberately planned; likely