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ascetic - practicing self-denial; avoiding physical pleasures and comforts; austere; Ex. ascetic life of Buddhist monks; N. asceticism
context - writings preceding and following the passage quoted; circumstance in which an event occurs
loath - reluctant; unwilling; disinclined; Ex. Romeo and Juliet were both loath for him to go.
effluvium - noxious(harmful) smell
exacerbate - worsen; aggravate; embitter
tentative - not fully worked out or developed; provisional; experimental; uncertain; hesitant; not definite or positive; Ex. tentative agreement/reply
decoy - lure or bait; V.
inkling - hint; slight indication
inquisitor - questioner (especially harsh); investigator; person making an inquisition
sultry - (of weather) hot; sweltering; sensual; voluptuous