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sanctuary - place of refuge; shelter; shrine; holy place; Ex. The outlaw was granted sanctuary in the church.
broil - cook by direct heat; N.
responsiveness - state of reacting readily to appeals, orders, etc.; ADJ. responsive: readily reacting; Ex. responsive to treatment
generic - characteristic of an entire class or species; of a genus
berserk - mad with violent anger; frenzied; madly excited
hireling - one who serves for hire (usually used contemptuously); one who works solely for compensation; Ex. hireling politician
causal - implying a cause-and-effect relationship; N. causality
psychosomatic - of the influence of the mind on the body (esp. with respect to disease)
stentorian - (of the voice) extremely loud; CF. Stentor: a loud herald in the Iliad
scabbard - case for a sword blade; sheath