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credence
belief or truth
creditable
that which can be believed
credulous
gullible

(a credulous person)
deity
god
theocracy
government based on a god or gods
apotheosis
making into a god
desecrate
to use something sacred in a disrespectful way

i.e vandalizing graves
heterodox
not in accordance with accepted opinions
orthodox
conforming to the accepted philosophy
sacrosanct
very sacred
sanction
to approve; to permit
hierarchy
arrangement in a system of ranks
expiate
to make amends for a crime
pittance
a small amount or share
dogmatic
insistant that what you do is right
mnemonic
something that assists the memory
sagacious
wise
rationale
a set of reasons which are the basis of a system
cognizant
knowing, being aware, understanding
connoisseur
someone who is an expert in a certain field

(wine connoisseur)
impute
to attribute something or ascribe something discreditable to a person
conscientious
controlled by or done according to conscience.
prescient
knowledge of things before they happen
polyglot
someone who speaks several languages
circumscribe
to draw line around; to set limits
proscribe
to prohibit
epilogue
short text at the end of a longer work
prologue
piece spoken as an introduction to a play or poem
eulogy
speech or writing that praises a person.
(funeral speech)
affable
friendly
ineffable
so wonderful it can't be properly described.
edict
official order
dictum
saying made by a notable person
indict
to accuse of a crime
indite
to comppose or write
interdiction
a formal order forbidding something
valediction
a formal farewell, as in a graduation
abdicate
to give up the throne
acclamation
a great shout of praise
clamor
shouting; to demand loudly
declaim
to recite in a loud voice
colloquy
a conversational exchange; dialogue
circumlocution
a round about way of saying something; and indirect way of speaking
loquacious
talkative
verbatim
word for word
incendiary
used or adapted for setting stuff on fire.
(incendiary bombs)
incense
something that produces a sweet odor when burned.
confluence
a place where 2 rivers join together. river intersection
effluent
flowing out or forth
animus
strong dislike
pusillaniumous
cowardly
diaphonous
something you can see through. (diaphanous underwear)
epiphany
a sudden intuitive perception or understanding of the real meaning of something
phantasm
seeing something in imagination
(ghosts)
sycophant
something that flatters you
fervid
heated in spirit
immutable
something that cant be changed
permutation
grouping of several items together in different order
anachronism
something not in its correct chronological time
inflammatory
something that arouses anger
flamboyant
brightly colored
undulate
to move in a wavy pattern
redound
to have a good or bad effect, as an advantage or disadvantage to the person or thing
redundant
more than necessary; excess
inundate
to flood
temerity
boldness
aspersion
a damaging remark, an insult
annals
a record of events in chronological order
biennial
happening every 2 years
superannuated
to retire on a pension because of age or sickness
neologism
a new word, meaning, or usage
neophyte
a beginner
obdurate
stubborn
symbiotic
2 dissimilar organisms living together
euphemism
the substitution of a mild expression for one though to be harsh.
euphony
a pleasant sound
eugenics
the study or belief of improving the human race