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Cascade (n)

A waterfall or anything moving in a way that resembles a waterfall.

There was a cascade of water from the roof during the heavy rain storm.

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Oblate (n)

A person offered to the service of and living in a monastery, but not under monastic vows or full monastic rule.

The young girl was taken to the monastery to serve as an oblate for a time.

3

Abase (v)

To reduce or lower, as in rank, office, reputation, or estimation; humble; degrade.

He abased his head.

4

Debase (v)

To reduce in quality or value; adulterate:

They debased the value of the dollar.

5

Adjure (v)

To charge, bind, or command earnestly and solemnly, often under oath or the threat of a penalty.

He adjured the young man to remain quiet about what he had witnessed.

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Redress (v)

The setting right of what is wrong.

He redressed the abuses of his father.

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Acquit (v)

To declare not guilty.

The jury voted to acquit the defendant.

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Gnu (n)

Either of two stocky, oxlike antelopes of the genus Connochaetes, the silver-gray, white-bearded C. taurinus of the eastern African plain and the black, white-tailed C. gnou of central South Africa: recently near extinction, the South African gnu is now protected.

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Annul (v)

To cancel

They were able to annul the marriage.

10

Sublime (adj)

Elevated or lofty in thought, language, etc.:

Paradise Lost is sublime poetry.

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Repose (v)

peace; tranquillity; calm.

She was so cute when she was reposing.

12

Convoke (v)

to call together; summon to meet or assemble.

He spoke to convoke the meeting.

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Cadence (n)

Rhythmic flow of a sequence of sounds or words: the cadence of language.

Her cadence was stilted.

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Cloister (n)

a place of religious seclusion, as a monastery or convent.

She retreated to the cloister with the nuns.