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stalwart

ad. stoutly built; strong and brave; uncompromising

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ecumenical

adj. Promoting or relating to unity among the world's Christian churches [__ dialogue]

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Palatable

adj. acceptable, agreeable, savory

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serene

adj. calm, untroubled, tranquil; an expanse of clear sky or calm sea

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canny

adj. cautious, prudent, shrewd, expert, frugal

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estimable

adj. deserving respect

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antithetical

adj. directly opposed or contrasted , mutually incompatible// people want to fight depression without including exercise which I think is __; __ nature of light and darkness

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epochal

adj. extremely important, significant, influential

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solemn

adj. grave, sober, serious; characterized by deep sincerity

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insipid

adj. lacking flavor, vigor, interest [mugs of __coffee]

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unrequited

adj. not returned or rewarded....love

12

august

adj. respected and impressive [she was in __ company at the inauguration]

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staid

adj. sedate, respectable, and unadventurous

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sanctimonious

adj. self-righteous, smug, making a show of being morally superior to other people

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obstinate

adj. stubbornly refusing to change one's opinion or chosen course of action, despite attempts to persuade one to do so.

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turgid

adj. swollen, pompous

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circumspect

adj. wary and unwilling to take risks [officials were very ___in their statements]

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benediction

n. a blessing, wishing well [ the rewards and __ of marriage]

19

libation

n. a drink poured out as an offering to a deity

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dexology

n. a liturgical formula of praise to God

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apostate

n. a person who renounces a religious or political belief or principle

22

acolytes

n. alter attendant/girl/boy

23

Islamabad

n. capital of Pakistan, a modern day planned city in the north of the country, pop 201000

24

solace

n. comfort or consolation in a time of distress or sadness

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rafter

n. beam extending from eaves to the peak of roof

26

adobe

n. clay, as building material, sun-dried bricks &

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veneer

n. coating, pretense

28

quay

n. concrete stone metal platform laying alongside or projecting in to water for loading ships

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putrefaction

n. decay [put the faction of decaying matter away]

30

palisade

n. fence of stick w points, esp. as defense

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suet

n. hard white fat; tallow, fat, grease [a mountain of __]

32

trawl

n. huge fishing net

33

beacon

n. light used as signal, guide [the prospect of a new director was a __ of hope for many]

34

furrow

n. long narrow trench made in the ground by a plow esp for planting seeds or for irrigation

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progeny

n. offspring

36

lilt

n. rhythmic swing or cadence

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turpentine

n. secretes from tree distilled to make oil, a volatile pungent oil used in mixing paints, varnishes, and in liniment

38

gale

n. storm, a very strong wind

39

reed

n. tall grass

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ether

n. the clear sky the upper regions of air beyond the clouds; [the _- regarded as a medium for radio]

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crook

n. the hooked staff of a shepherd

42

eaves

n. the part of the roof that meets or overhangs the walls of a building

43

lorry

n. truck

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stevedore

n. v. a person emplyed at a dock to load and unload cargo from ships

45

sear

v. burn or scorch the surface of something with a sudden intense heat; scorch, burn. wither, dry

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retch

v. make sound and movement of vomiting

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undulate

v. rise and fall, move with a smooth wavelike motion [her body __ed to the thumping rhythm of the music]

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thresh

v. separate grain from (a plant) us. with flail

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prune

v. trim