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::: disdain - treat with scorn or contempt
::: moodiness - fits of depression or gloom; ADJ. moody: given to changeable moods; subject to periods of depression; gloomy CF. mood: state of mind or emotion
::: defrock - strip a priest or minister of church authority; unfrock
::: heedless - not noticing; disregarding
::: acumen - mental keenness; sharpness of judgment; ability to judge quickly and well; Ex. business acumen
::: felicitous - (of a word or remark) apt; suitably expressed; well chosen
::: layman - man who is not a cleric; man who is nonprofessional
::: reproach - blame (not angrily but sadly); express disapproval or disappointment; N. ADJ. reproachful
::: stereotype - one regarded as embodying a set image or type; fixed and unvarying representation; standardized mental picture often reflecting prejudice; Ex. stereotype of the happy slave; V: make a stereotype of; represent by a stereotype; Ex. It is wrong to stereotype people; Ex. stereotyped answer
::: meager - scanty; inadequate