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APO
(G)away from
apocalypse
n. 1. a prophetic disclosure or revelation, especially concerning a universal cataclysm

2. any widespread destruction

3. the last book of the Bible, also known as revalation
apocryphal
adj. false; counterfeit; doubtful, especially in authorship or authenticity
apoplexy
n. a stroke; a sudden loss of muscular control, sensation, or consciousness usually resulting from rupture or blockage of a blood vessel(often used hyperbolically to describe a state of extreme rage that produces exaggerated responces)
apostate
n. a person who forsakes his or her own principles, religion, or allegiances
CASTUS
(L) pure, spotless
CASTIGO
(L) to punish, to correct, to restrain
castigo
v. to punish; to criticize severely; to chastize
chasten
v. to seek to improve through punishment; to discipline
CLAUDO
(L) to close
occlusion
n. something that blocks; an obstruction
recluse
n. someone who lives alone and avoids company; a hermit
CLAVIS
(L) key
clavieer
n. a keyboard instrument, like a piano or harpsichord, with strings
conclave
n. a private, exclusive, or secret meeting
enclave
n. 1. a country entirely or mostly enclosed within the territory of another country

2. a district or group isolated or enclosed within a larger one
DIA
(G) through
diadem
n. a crown or headband worn as a sign of authority
diatribe
n. an abusive criticism or attack
diametrical
adj. 1. pertaining to a diameter

2. exactly or completely opposite
diaspora
n. 1. any group migration or flight from a country

2. (capitalized) the dispersion of the Jews from their homeland in the Middle East