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orthodox - traditional; (of someone) conservative in belief; adhering to an established doctrine
disabuse - correct a false impression; undeceive; free from a wrong belief
chortle - chuckle with delight; N.
deference - courteous regard for another's wish; courteous yielding to another's wish or opinion (showing respect); ADJ. deferential; OP. effrontery
pestilential - (pestilent) causing plague; tending to cause death; baneful; N. pestilence: fatal epidemic disease (esp. bubonic plague)
ostracize - banish from a group; exclude from public favor; ban; Ex. His friends ostracized him. N. ostracism
platonic - purely spiritual; theoretical; without sensual desire
hegemony - dominance especially of one nation over others
untenable - (of a position, esp. in an argument) indefensible; not able to be maintained
momentous - very important; N. moment; CF. momentary