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circumlocution - indirect or roundabout expression (by using an uncecessarily large number of words esp. when trying to avoid answering a difficult question directly)
surfeit - satiate; feed or supply to excess; stuff; indulge to excess in anything; N: surfeiting; excessive amount; Ex. surfeit of food
layman - man who is not a cleric; man who is nonprofessional
nectar - drink of the gods; sweet liquid collected by bees
idyll - (idyl) short poem idealizing rural life; simple happy period of life (in the country); scene from such a time; Ex. idyll of two young lovers
Elysium - place or condition of bliss
regiment - military unit; V: subject to strict order; Ex. regimented society
chasten - discipline; punish in order to correct; CF. castigate
slack - moving slowly; sluggish; inactive; (of a rope) loose; negligent; lax; Ex. slack season; Ex. slack in one's work; N. V.
effigy - dummy; likeness of a person made of wood, paper, or stone; Ex. burn an effigy of the President