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Word: defrock

Definition: strip a priest or minister of church authority; unfrock


More Vocab Words

::: debauch - corrupt morally; seduce from virtue; N. debauchery: wild behavior (with sex and alcohol)
::: habitat - natural home of a plant or animal; CF. habitation
::: projectile - missile; fired or thrown object (such as stone or bullet)
::: functionary - official (who performs a particular function)
::: pending - not yet decided or settled; impending; Ex. pending decision; PREP. while awaiting; until; Ex. delay the decision pending his return
::: pristine - unspoiled; remaining in a pure state; characteristic of earlier times; primitive; Ex. an old book in pristine condition
::: enmity - ill will; hatred; hostility
::: tantamount - equivalent in effect or value; Ex. This invasion is tantamount to a declaration of war; CF. amount
::: behoove - (behove) be suited to; be incumbent upon; be right and necessary; Ex. It behooves one to do.
::: beset - harass or trouble from all directions; hem in