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Predilection
A mental preference or partiality; a favourable predisposition or Prepossession.
Ingratiating
To bring (a person) into favour (with any one); to render (him) agreeable (to any one).
Dissembling
To disguise
Calumny
False and malicious misrepresentation of the words or actions of others, calculated to injure their reputation; libellous detraction, slander
Inculcation
The action of impressing on the mind by forcible admonition or frequent repetition; the emphatic or persistent teaching of something.
Propitiation
The action or an act of propitiating; appeasement, conciliation; atonement, expiation
Licentious
Disregarding commonly accepted rules, deviating freely from correctness, esp. in matters of grammar or literary style; overstepping customary limits.
Pallor
Paleness or pallidness, esp. of the face.
Ameliorate
To make better; to better, improve
Avidly
Greedily, with intense eagerness
Base
Low absolutely; of small height. arch.
Deference
The action of offering or proffering; tendering, bestowing, yielding
Theology
The study or science which treats of God, His nature and attributes, and His relations with man and the universe; ‘the science of things divine’ (Hooker); divinity.
Quail
To decline from a natural or flourishing condition; to fail or give way; to fade, wither
Gingerly
recorded with application to bodily movements or manipulation in general: With extreme caution, so as to avoid making a noise, hurting oneself, or injuring something touched or trodden upon; also, with the appearance of reluctance or distaste
Abomination
The feeling or state of mind of combined disgust and hatred; abhorrence, detestation, loathing
Blasphemy
Profane speaking of God or sacred things; impious irreverence.
Contentious
Of persons or their dispositions: Given to contention; prone to strife or dispute; quarrelsome
Deposition
The taking down of the body of Christ from the cross; a representation of this in art
Imperceptible
Not perceptible; incapable of being perceived.    a. That by its nature cannot be perceived or discerned; naturally incapable of affecting the perceptive faculties
Deferentially
Characterized by deference; showing deference; respectful.
Anonymity
The state of being anonymous
Prodigious
Of the nature of a prodigy; ominous, portentous
Effrontery
Shameless audacity, unblushing insolence.
Confounded
Discomfited, abashed, put to shame or mental confusion; confused, disordered
Blanched
Whitened
Incredulously
In an incredulous manner; with incredulity.
Agape
A ‘love-feast’ held by the early Christians in connexion with the Lord's Supper. Also in revived use, applied loosely to any Christian ritual meal
Beguile
To entangle or over-reach with guile; to delude, deceive, cheat
Conciliatory
Tending or calculated to conciliate; showing a spirit of conciliation
Floundering
a plunging, struggling, or stumbling; also fig.
Retaliation
The action of retaliating; the return of like for like; repayment in kind; requital, reprisal.
Adamant
Without identification with any other substance.
Cleave
To stick fast or adhere, as by a glutinous surface
Purged
Cleansed, clarified, purified; freed from impurity or defilement.
Tantalized
To tease or torture into an artificial form.
Sibilance
The character of being sibilant; a hissing sound. Also, an undue prominence of sibilants, esp. in reproduced sound.