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Heterodox
Not in agreement with accepted beliefs, especially in church doctrine or dogma; unorthodox beliefs
Infamy
An evil or criminal act that is publicly known; evil fame or reputation
Phantasmagoric
A fantastic sequence of haphazardly associative imagery, as seen in dreams or fever; characterized by fantastic imagery and incongruous juxtapositions
Ignominy
Great personal dishonor or humiliation
Contumacious
Obstinately disobedient or rebellious; insubordinate
Anathema
A formal ecclesiastical ban, curse, or excommunication
Cabalistic
Having a secret or hidden meaning; occult
Mountebank
A hawker of quack medicines who attracts customers with stories, jokes, or tricks; deceiver
Panoply
a full suit of armor; a complete defense or covering; a complete and magnificent array
Eldritch
Strange or unearthly; eerie; suggesting the operation of supernatural influences
Chirurgical
Surgical. No longer in technical use
Askance
With disapproval, suspicion, or distrust; With a sideways glance; obliquely
Palliate
To make (an offense or crime) seem less serious; extenuate
Somniferous
Inducing sleep; soporific
Asperity
Harshness of manner; ill temper or irritability
Despots
A person who wields power oppressively; a tyrant; An Eastern Orthodox bishop or patriarch
Deleterious
Having a harmful effect; injurious
Sedulous
marked by care and persistent effort; diligent in character; ‘obsessive compulsive’ today
Scrofula
A form of tuberculosis affecting the lymph nodes, especially of the neck, that is most common in children and is usually spread by unpasteurized milk from infected cows. Also called struma
Denizens
An inhabitant; a resident
Trammelled
Something that restricts activity, expression, or progress; a restraint
Loquacity
the quality of being wordy and talkative
Mollified
To lessen in intensity; temper; soothe
Impiety
unrighteousness by virtue of lacking respect for a god; undutifulness
Galliard
A spirited dance popular in France in the 16th and 17th centuries; lovely, gay, jovial
Plebian
general population of commoners; tacky, vulgar
Irrefragable
Impossible to refute or controvert; indisputable
Buckramed
personality or demeanor is very rigid, stiff, formal and extremeà from book binding called buckram
Mien
demeanor, conduct; appearance, bearing; manner
Animadversion
very harsh criticism; strong disapproval
Clarion
A medieval trumpet with a shrill clear tone
Escutcheon
Dishonor to one's reputation; an ornamental or protective plate, as for a keyhole
Gules
The color red, indicated on a blazon by vertical lines
Morions
A crested metal helmet with a curved peak in front and back, worn by soldiers in the 16th and 17th centuries