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celibate - abstaining from sexual intercourse; unmarried; N. celibacy
irreverence - lack of proper respect or reverence; ADJ. irreverent
incidence - rate of occurrence; particular occurrence; Ex. high incidence of infant mortality
contrived - unnatural and forced; artificial; not spontaneous; Ex. The ending was rather contrived.
gavel - hammerlike tool; mallet(wooden hammer) used by a presiding officer or an auctioneer; V.
botch - mismanage; blow
litigation - lawsuit; N. litigant: one party in a lawsuit; V. litigate
exhort - urge (by strong argument or advice); Ex. The general exhorted his men to fight bravely; N. exhortation
retain - keep; maintain possession of; employ (esp. a lawyer or advisor); N. retainer: servant; fee paid to retain an advisor
inflated - exaggerated; pompous; enlarged (with air or gas)