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abstain - refrain; withhold from participation; intentionally not use one's vote;
prohibitive - so high as to prohibit purchase or use; tending to prevent the purchase or use of something; prohibiting; inclined to prevent or forbid; Ex. prohibitive tax
squalor - condition of being squalid; filth; degradation; dirty neglected state; ADJ. squalid: dirty; sordid; morally repulsive; Ex. squalid story
cunning - clever in deceiving; sly; N: cleverness in deceiving; deceit
smother - kill from lack of air; suppress; cover thickly; Ex. smothered in little stickers
traverse - go through or across
psychosomatic - of the influence of the mind on the body (esp. with respect to disease)
orator - public speaker
dissipate - squander; waste foolishly; scatter
plight - difficult condition; condition or state (esp. a bad state or condition); predicament