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virile - manly; having masculine spirit or strength; full of strength
cataract - great waterfall; eye abnormality (causing a gradual loss of eyesight)
somatic - pertaining to the body; bodily; physical
qualified - limited; restricted; V. qualify: limit the meaning of; modify
luster - shine; gloss (of a polished surface)
killjoy - grouch; spoilsport; one who intentionally spoils the pleasure of others
aberrant - abnormal or deviant
malapropism - comic misuse of a word; CF. Mrs. Malaprop
sublimate - refine; purify; replace (natural urges) with socially acceptable activities; change between a solid state and a gaseous state
understate - state with less truth than seems warranted by the facts; Ex. He understated the seriousness of the crime; N. understatement; OP. overstate