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Chalice (n.)

A cup, esp. for the wine served at holy communion

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Cretonne (n.)

A heavy cotton material in printed designs used for drapery and slipcovers

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Connive (v.)

To conspire or cooperate secretly

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Cavalier (adj.)

Haughty, disdainful, arrogant

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Disreputable (adj.)

Not reputable; having a bad reputation, discreditable, dishonorable

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Harmonium (n.)

An organ-like keyboard instrument with small metal reeds and a pair of bellows operated by the player's feet

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Reparation (n.)

The making of amends for wrong or injury done, a compensation

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Garrulous (adj.)

Given to excessive chatter or talkativeness

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Pious (adj.)

Having or showing a dutiful spirit or reverence for God or an earnest wish to fulfill religious obligations

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Rakish (adj.)

Like a dissolute or immoral man, unlawful, sexually beyond moral restraints

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Litany (n.)

A form of prayer consisting of series of supplications with responses, a prolonged or dreary account, or recitation that resembles a religious litany

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Florid (adj.)

Reddish, ruddy, or rosy

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Implacable (adj.)

Not to be appeased or pacified, unbendable, inexorable

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Discomfiture (n.)

Frustration of hopes or plans, confusion or embarrassment

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Sash (n.)

Fixed or moveable framework as in a window or door, in which panes of glass are set