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Novitiate

State of being a novice of a religious order or congregation
Being a beginner in anything

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Proselyte

Person who has changed from one opinion, religious belief, sect, or the like, to another; convert

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Callow

Immature or inexperienced
(of a young bird) featherless; unfledged

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Mordacious

Biting or given to biting
Sharp or caustic in style, tone, etc.

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Mordant

Sharply caustic or sarcastic, as wit or a speaker; biting
Burning, corrosive
Having the property of fixing colors, as in dying

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Bacchanalia

A drunken feast; orgy

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Debauchery

Excessive indulgence in sensual pleasures; intemperance

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Excoriate

To denounce or berate severely; flay verbally
To strip off or remove the skin from

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Lambaste

To beat or whip severely
To reprimand or berate harshly; censure; excoriate

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Objurgate

To reproach or denounce vehemently; upbraid hardly; berate sharply

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Pillory

A wooden framework erected on a post, with holes for securing the head and hands, formerly used to expose an offender to public derision
To expose to public derision, ridicule, or abuse

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Remonstrate

To say or plead in protest, objection, or disapproval

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Reprove

To criticize or correct, especially gently
To disapprove of strongly; censure

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Revile

To assail with contemptuous or opprobrious language; address or speak of abusively

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Defunct

No longer in effect or use; not operating or functioning; dead; extinct

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Macabre

Gruesome and horrifying; ghastly; horrible
Of, pertaining to, dealing with, or representing death

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Moribund

In a dying state; near death
Not progressing or advancing; stagnant

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Obsequies

A funeral rite or ceremony

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Sepulchral

Of, pertaining to, or serving as a tomb
Pertaining to burial
Hollow and deep