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abeyance
A state of (usually temporary) incativity or suspension
buttress
1. A projecting structure that supports a wall or building
2. Anything that supports or strengthens
3. To support or strengthen
commensurate
1. Corresponding in size, degree, or amount
2. Proportionate
3. Of equal value
dilatory
1. Slow to act or respond
2. Delaying; tardy
ecumenical
1. Universal
2. Inclusive, especially concerning religious matters
facade
1. The front or face of a building
2. A superficial appearance; an illusion
gargoyle
A grotesque stone figure used as a decorative feature on a building or as an ornament; a spout projecting
moot
1. To debate, suggest, or discuss
2. Deprived of significance; irrelevant
pinnacle
1. A tall, slender, pointed top; peak
2. The highest point of achievement
requiem
A funeral mass or service; a musical composition honoring the dead
sacrosanct
Highly sacred or holy; not to be violated
sensuous
1. Coming fron or acting on the senses
2. Producing an agreeable effect on the senses
tenet
A principle or belief held to be true, especially by members of an organization
transcend
To go above the limits of; to exceed or surpass
venue
The scene or locale of any action or event; the place of an alleged crime