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expenditure
the act or process of consuming or using something up; outlay
gist
The general idea of a matter; essence
supplicate
To make a humble entreaty to; beseech
laconic
Using or marked by the use of few words; terse
laudable
Deserving praise; commendable
garrulous
Habitually talkative, especially excessively so
polemic
A controversy or argument, especially one that is a refutation of or an attack upon the opinions or doctrines of another
credo
A system of fundamental beliefs or guiding principles; creed
preponderance
Superiority in weight, quantity, power, or importance
consecrate
To declare or set apart as holy or sacred
perpendicular
Intersecting at or forming right angles
sanctity
The quality or condition of being considered sacred; inviolability
expatiate
To speak or write at length; elaborate
desecrate
To violate or abuse the sacredness of; profane
exhort
To urge or incite by strong argument, advice, or appeal
sanctimony
Pretended devoutness or righteousness; a hypocritical show of holiness
suspension
The temporary deferment of an action; period during which one is excluded from privlege, office or position, usually as punishment
eulogy
A speech praising another; tribute
exalt
To glorify; praise; honor
pious
Having or exhibiting reverence and earnest compliance in the observance of religion; devout
recompense
To award compensation to, as for services rendered
sacrilegious
Disrespectful or irreverent toward something sacred
histrionic
Excessively dramatic or emotional; affected
append
To add as a supplement; attatch
expendable
Viewed as not worth keeping or maintaining
dispense
To prepare and distribute in parts or portions; to administer
peremptory
Not allowing contradiction or refusal; imperative
venerate
To regard with respect, reverence, or deference
pending
Not yet decided; awaiting conclusion
limpend
to hang or hover menacingly; to be about to take place