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pillory - punish by placing in a wooden frame or pillory; subject or expose to criticism and ridicule; N.
scoff - laugh (at); mock; ridicule; Ex. scoff at their threats
blasphemy - irreverence; sacrilege; cursing; bad language about God or holy things; V. blasphem; ADJ. blasphemous; CF. sacrilege
mogul - powerful person; Ex. oil moguls; CF. Mogol, Moghul; CF. Mongolian
scanty - meager; insufficient
insomnia - wakefulness; inability to sleep
assay - analyze (to discover what materials are present); evaluate (soil or ore)
amulet - charm; talisman; an object worn believed to protect against evil, bad luck
recumbent - reclining; lying down completely or in part
repress - hold back (the natural expression of); restrain; crush; oppress; Ex. repressed child; Ex. repress a laugh/rebellion