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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
quiver - tremble; shake; N.
desperado - reckless, desperate outlaw
pathetic - causing sadness, compassion, pity; touching
catharsis - purging or cleansing of any passage of the body; purging and weakening of strong emotions as a result of experiencing a dramatic work of art
lionize - treat (a person) as a celebrity
pragmatist - practical person; N. pragmatism: pragmatic way of dealing with things
dissolution - disintegration; reduction to a liquid form; looseness in morals; sensual indulgence; debauchery; ADJ. dissolute: lacking in moral restraint; leading an immoral life
asperity - sharpness; roughness; severity (of temper or weather); Ex. asperities of a Russian winter
expansive - (of a person) outgoing and sociable; broad and extensive; able to increase in size