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recant - disclaim or disavow; retract a previous statement; openly confess error; Ex. recant one's faith/a statement
filibuster - block legislation or prevent action in a lawmaking body by making very slow long speeches; N; freebooter
secular - worldly; not pertaining to church matters or religion; temporal
pharisee - Pharisee: member of an ancient Jewish group that emphasized strict observance of the Mosaic law (considering themselves very holy); hypocritical self-righteous person
botch - mismanage; blow
careen - lurch; sway from side to side; move with irregular swinging movement; stagger
intervene - come between; interfere; Ex. intervened to prevent a fight; N. intervention
sleigh - large vehicle drawn by a horse over snow or ice
rapport - close relationship; emotional closeness; harmony
ellipsis - omission of words from a text; mark used to indicate an omission (when the meaning can be understood without them); PL. ellipses