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philatelist - stamp-collector; N. philately: stamp collecting
curator - superintendent; manager (in charge of a museum or a library)
ordain - decree or command; grant holy orders; predestine; install as a minister, priest, or rabbi; N. ordainment; CF. ordination
animadversion - critical remark; V. animadvert: comment critically with disapproval
monotheism - belief in one God
paraphernalia - equipment; odds and ends used in a particular activity; personal belongings; Ex. photographic paraphernalia; CF. married woman's property exclusive of her dowry
constraint - restraint; compulsion; repression of feelings; reticence; V. constrain: hold back; restrain; compel; oblige; confine forcibly; imprison
obscure - dark; vague; unclear; not well known; Ex. obscure meaning/village; V: darken; cover; make unclear; Ex. obscure the moon/meaning
discretion - prudence; ability to adjust actions to circumstances; freedom of action or judgment; ADJ. discreet; CF. discretionary
incite - arouse to action; goad; motivate; induce to exist; Ex. incite a riot/the crowd to rebellion