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a sermon stressing moral principles; a tedious moralizing lecture or discorse
Homily (n)
An enthusiastic and usually expert follower or fan
aficionado (n)
A quick raid, especially for plunder; a venture into some field of endeavor; to make such a raid
Foray
Blithely indifferent or unconcerned; carefree; happy-go-lucky
Insouciant (adj)
To intimidate by a stern or overbearing manner; to bully
browbeat
profit derived from an office or position or from employment; a fee or salary
emolument
To enclose or confine within walls; to imprson; to seclude or isolate
Immure
Equal in size, extent, duration, or importance; proportionate; measurable by the same standards
Commensurate
Very sheer and light; almost completely transparent
diaphanous
a type, class, or variety, especially a distinctive category of literary composition; a style of painting in which everyday scenes are realistically depicted
Genre
Very sacred or holy; inviolable; set apart or immune from questioning or attack
Sacrosanct
A change, variation, or alteration; successive or changing phases or conditions
Vicissitude
A mold; the surrounding situation or environment
Matrix
of or pertaining to the entire body; relating to a system or systems
Systemic
funeral rites or ceremonies
Obsequies
intended to promote a particular point of view, doctrine, or cause; biased or partisan
Tendentious
a character in a novel or ply; the outward character or role that a person assumes
Persona
A confident and stylish manner, dash; a strikingly aborate or colorful display
Panche
Having lustful desires or interests; tending to arouse sexual desires
Prurient
A bitter verbal attack
Philippic