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Flashcards in Week 21 Deck (20):
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scion

n. child, descendant

2

indoctrinate

v. teach certain principles

3

opulence

n. wealth, riches

4

obsequious

adj. seeking favor; fawning

5

fulsome

adj. excessive, insincere

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lush

adj. luxurious, elaborate

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destitution

n. extreme poverty

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ponder

v. consider carefully

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supplication

n. earnest prayer

10

decadence

n. decay

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penance

n. atonement for sin

12

ascetic (n)

n. one who practices self-denial and devotion

13

desultory

adj. occurring by chance, disconnected

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disciple

n. follower

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metamorphosis

n. change

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bona fide

adj. genuine

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salvation

n. deliverance from ruin

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materialism

n. attention to worldly things and neglect for spiritual needs

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nurture

v. nourish, support

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nirvana

n. freedom from care and pain, Buddhist heaven