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academic - related to a school; not practical or directly useful
catechism - book for religious instruction in question-and-answer form; religious instruction by question and answer; V. catechize
cloying - distasteful (because excessive); excessively sweet or sentimental; V. cloy: become unpleasant through too much sweetness or excess
lumen - unit of light energy (one candle's worth)
contumacious - stubborn and disobedient; resisting authority (esp. disobedient to an order made by a court)
quash - crush; suppress; squash; subdue; annul; Ex. quash a rebellion/the decision of the low court
capacity - mental or physical ability; role; position or duty; ability to accommodate; Ex. in my capacity as president
unseemly - unbecoming; not proper in behavior; indecent; Ex. leave with unseemly haste
loiter - hang about/around; stand idly about; linger
incredulity - tendency to disbelief