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petrify - turn to stone; cause to become stonelike; stun or paralyze
propriety - fitness; quality of being proper; correct conduct; conformity to prevailing customs and usages; CF. proprietor, proprietary
uncanny - strange; mysterious; Ex. uncanny knack
ablution - washing
gargantuan - huge; enormous; gigantic; CF. the hero of Gargantua and Pantagruel
prate - talk idly; speak foolishly; boast idly
circumlocution - indirect or roundabout expression (by using an uncecessarily large number of words esp. when trying to avoid answering a difficult question directly)
overthrow - topple; N.
rusticate - banish to the country; dwell in the country
licentious - amoral; lewd and lascivious; unrestrained