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continence - self-restraint; sexual chastity; sexual abstinence; voluntary control over bladder and bowel functions; ADJ. continent
cistern - reservoir or water tank
rebuttal - refutation; response with contrary evidence; V. rebut: refute; disprove
expedient - suitable (for a particular purpose although not necessarily morally correct); practical; politic(prudent); N: something expedient
discrepancy - lack of consistency or agreement as between facts; difference; Ex. discrepancy between two descriptions
quintessence - purest and highest embodiment; perfect example; apotheosis; most essential element; Ex. quintessence of wit; ADJ. quintessential; CF. fifth essence
gentility - those of gentle birth; high social class; refinement; quality of being genteel
alchemy - medieval chemistry
acumen - mental keenness; sharpness of judgment; ability to judge quickly and well; Ex. business acumen
merit - good quality deserving praise; merits: aspect of character or behavior deserving approval or disapproval; Ex. judge each plan on its own merits; V: deserve; earn