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oblique - indirect; slanting (deviating from the perpendicular or from a straight line); Ex. oblique reference
precinct - division of a city for election or police purposes; precincts: space that surrounds a building; Ex. precincts of the college
compunction - remorse; strong uneasiness caused by guilt
vilify - slander; speak evil of; N. vilification
embed - (imbed) enclose; place in something; fix firmly in a surrounding mass
heresy - opinion contrary to popular belief; opinion contrary to accepted religion; ADJ. heretical; CF. heretic
worldly - engrossed in matters of this earth; not spiritual; of the material world
incite - arouse to action; goad; motivate; induce to exist; Ex. incite a riot/the crowd to rebellion
frock - long loose garment (worn by monks)
girth - distance around something; circumference