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desecrate - profane; violate the sanctity of
flotsam - drifting wreckage
skinflint - miser; stingy person
confound - confuse; puzzle
doctrine - teachings in general; particular principle (religious, legal, etc.) taught; dogma; tenet; ADJ. doctrinal
clapper - striker (tongue) of a bell
protract - prolong; lengthen in time; draw out
patronize - support; act superior toward; treat in a condescending manner; be a customer of; N. patron: one that supports; regular customer; N. patronage; CF. boycott
amnesty - pardon (allowed by government to political criminals)
succumb - yield (to something overwhelming); give in; die; Ex. succumb to the illness