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sublimate - refine; purify; replace (natural urges) with socially acceptable activities; change between a solid state and a gaseous state
facetious - joking (often inappropriately); unserious; humorous
temporize - gain time as by postponing an action; avoid committing oneself
rusticate - banish to the country; dwell in the country
cadaverous - like a corpse; pale
potent - powerful; convincing; persuasive; greatly influential
sonic - of sound or its speed in air; CF. subsonic, supersonic
straggle - stray or fall behind (a main group); spread out in a scattered group; Ex. straggling marathon racer; Ex. straggling branch
temperate - moderate; restrained; self-controlled; moderate in respect to temperature; CF. temperance: moderation and self-restraint; abstinence of alcoholic drinks; Ex. temperance society
anarchist - person who seeks to overturn the established government; advocate of abolishing authority