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Accredit
To authorize, certify, or believe
Credulous
gullible
Deify
To make a God of
Divine
To foretell by supernatural means, to know by intuition or insight
Divinity
A god or goddess; the state of being divine; the study of Christian theology
Apotheosis
making a god of something; deification
consecrate
to make or declare something sacred; to dedicate something to a goal
execrate
to denounce as vile or evil; to curse; to detest
sacrament
something considered to have sacred significance
sacrosant
sacred (often used ironically)
sanctimonious
pretending to be righteous
execrate
to denounce as vile or evil; to curse or detest
sanction
approval, support, permission; a penalty for breaking with law or custom; to approve or encourage
sanctity
godliness, holiness
expiate
to make amends for; to atone
piety
religious devotion; great respect toward something, especially
piety
religious tevotion; great respect toward something, especially parents
impious
sacreligious; profane; lacking appropriate reverence or respect
dogma
a system of doctrines put forward by an authority, especially a church, to be absolute truth
heterodox
not in agreement with accepted beliefs
agnostic
a person who believes nothing can be known about the existence of God
amnesty
a general pardon for offenders, esp. for political offenses
mnmonic
relating to or assisting the memory
arraign
to call to court to answer charges
rationale
the reasons underlying something, often presented as a statement
sapient
wise, insightful (often used ironically)
impute
to attribute or ascribe a quality, especially a fault, to a person
repute
to assign a reputation to
putative
supposed
sagacious
shred; having good judgement; perceptive
plebiscite
a direct vote of all the people of a country or district on an important matter; a referendum
ascribe
to attribute to a particular cause, source, or origin
conscription
a military draft
proscribe
to denounce or condemn
ignominious
shameful; disgraceful
epigram
a short witty saying
epigraph
an inscription on a monument or building, on a coin, or at the beg. of a book or chapter
lithograph
a print produced by a printing process in which a smooth surface is treated so that ink will adhere only to the design to be printed
lexicon
a specialized dictionary
apologist
a person who makes an argument in support of someone or something
logistics
the organization of supplies and services
eulogy
a speech or writing in praise of a person or thing, esp. honoring the dea