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Phraseology
the way words and phrases are chosen or used.
Heterodox
not in accordance with establish ar accepted doctrines or opinions especially in theology; unorthodox.
Assiduity
persistent attention or dilligence, unflagging effort, constant personal attention
Elucidate
To make clear, explain
Insipid
Withough distinctive, interresting, or stimulating qualitites, vapid. bland.
Lapwing
any of several Old World birds having a narrow crest and erratic flight behavior.
Coxcomb
a conceited, foolish dandy
Sundry
various or diverse
Furze
very spiny and dense evergreen shrub with fragrant golden-yellow flowers
Evince
to show clearly, make evident or manifest; prove
Dubiousness
doubtful, marked by or occasioning doubt: a dubious reply.
Pule
to whine or whimper
Sexton
a church officer or employee who takes care of the church property.
Succor
aid or assistance that relieves from difficulty or distress
effeminate
having feminine qualities untypical of a man
avaricious
immoderately desirous of wealth or gain, greedy.
glen
a small, secluded valley
diaphanous
extremely thin and transparent
digression
a temporary departure from the main subject in speaking or writing
lachrymose
suggestive of or tending to cause tears, mournful
virulency
venomous hostility. intense sharpness of temper.
expostulate
to reason earnestly with someone abuot the inadvisability of his or her actions in an effort to correct or dissuade that person.
injunction
an authoritative command or order
churlish
boorish. vulgar.
entreaty
an earnest request or petition, plea
quelled
to bring something to an end by means of force
apocalyptic
a revelation or prophecy
cascade
anything that resembles a waterfall
cogitation
thoughtful consideration, meditation
teetotaler
one who abstains from drinking alcohol completely