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greave
leg armor worn below the knee
refectory
a room where meals are served, especially in a college or other institution
soutane
a long cassock with buttons down the front worn by Roman Catholic priests
scullion
a servant employed to mential tasks in a kitchen
catafalque
a deocrated platform or framework on which a coffin rests in state during a funeral; a coffin-shaped structure draped with a pall, used to represent the corpse at a requiem Mass after the burial.
sacristy
a room in the church housing the sacred vessels and vestments
surplice
a loose-fitting, white ecllesiastical gown with wide sleeves, worn over a cassock
censer
a vessel in which incense is burned, especially during religious services
monstrance
a vessel in which the consecrated host is exposed for the adoration of the faithful
salubrious
conductive or favorable to health or well-being
pedantic
characterized by a narrow, often ostentations concern for book learning and formal rules
garrulous
given to excessive and often trivial or rambling talk; tiresomely talkative
desuetude
a state of disuse or inactivity
sodality
a society or an association, especially a devotional or charitable society for the laity in the Roman Catholic Church; a fellowship or fraternity
calumnious
containing or implying false or malicious statements intended to blacken another's reputation; slanderous or defamatory
parricide
the killing of one's father, mother or close relative; one who commits such a murder
raiment
clothing; garments
plenipotentiary
a person, especially a diplomatic agent, envoy or ambassador invested with full power to transact business
ordure
excrement; something that is morally offensive or degrading
rictus
a gaping grin or grimace; the expanse of an open mouth, a bird's beak or similar structure
ciborium
a covered receptable for holding the consecrated wafers to the Eucharist
supererogation
the act of performing more than is required by duty, obligation or need
canticle
a hymn or song derived from the Bible
vesture
somethign that covers or cloaks
cerement
a shroud for the dead; a burial garment
execration
the act of cursing; a curse
hoydenish
characteristic of a girl or woman of saucy, boisterous or carefree behavior
inanition
exhaustion, as from lack of nourishment or vitality; the absence or loss of social, moral or intellectual vitality or vigor; the condition or quality of being empty
ferule
an instrument, such as a cane, stick, or flat piece fo wood, used in punishing children
decollation
the act of beheading