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English Vocab

apostasy n. a total departure from one's faith or religion
confectionery n. the candy collectively that a confectioner makes or sells, as candy
contumacy n. contemptuous disregard of the requirements of rightful authority
diabolic adj. characteristic of the devil
exorcise v. to cast or drive out by religious or magical means
fallacy n. any unsound or delusive mode of reasoning, or anything based on such reasoning
fugacious adj. fleeting
gamester n. a gambler
hydrous adj. watery
impeccable adj. blameless
irrefragable adj. that can not be refuted or disproved
lascivios adj. lustful
louse n. a small insect parasitic on and sucking the blood of mammals
mendicant n. a beggar
morphology n. the science of organic forms
osculate v. to kiss
palliate v. to cause to appear les guilty
pauperism n. dependence on charity
requiem n. a solemn mass sung for the repose of the souls of the dead
venal adj. mercenary, corrupt
Created by: mapreston