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centurion - Roman army officer (commanding a company of about 100 soldiers)
discursive - (of a person or writing) digressing; rambling (without any clear plan)
consecrate - dedicate; sanctify; declare as sacred; Ex. consecrate one's life to helping the poor
skimp - provide or use scantily; live very economically; Ex. skimp on necessities; ADJ. skimpy: inadequate in amount; scanty; stingy; niggardly
turbulence - state of violent agitation; ADJ. turbulent: violently agitated or disturbed
opaque - dark; not transparent; N. opacity
covenant - binding agreement between two groups or people; compact; V: enter into a covenant; promise
motley - multi-colored (as of a garment worn by a jester); mixed; heterogeneous; CF. jester: one who jests (as a paid fool at medieval courts)
schism - division into factions (esp. within a religious body); split
seamy - sordid; base; filthy; unwholesome; Ex. seamy side of city life