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stipend - pay for services
commune - small (often rural) community whose members share work and income; V: exchange thoughts or feelings; Ex. commune with nature
mitigate - appease; moderate; make or become less in force or intensity
abstinence - restraint from pleasant things, esp. eating or drinking; CF. abstention: act of abstaining from vote
retort - quick sharp reply; V.
quail - cower; shrink back in fear; lose heart
tantalize - tease; excite by exposing something desirable while keeping it out of reach; torture with disappointment; CF. Tantalus: Greek mythological figure
patriarch - father and ruler of a family or tribe
laggard - slow; sluggish; N: one who lags; straggler
latitude - freedom from narrow limitations