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cavil - quibble; make frivolous objections; find fault unnecessarily
placebo - harmless substance prescribed as a dummy pill
extort - wring from; get money by threats, etc.; obtain by force or threats; CF. extortionate: exorbitant
despise - look on with scorn; regard as worthless or distasteful; ADJ. despicable: contemptible
inerrancy - infallibility
upbraid - reprimand; severely scold
benefactor - gift giver; patron; person who does good or who gives money for a good purpose
conformist - person who uncritically conforms to the customs of a group; OP. nonconformist: one who does not conform to accepted beliefs of norms
malodorous - foul-smelling
encipher - encode; convert a message into code; put into cipher