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piety - devoutness; reverence for God; ADJ. pious
expurgate - clean; remove offensive parts of a book
purported - alleged; claimed; reputed or rumored; Ex. purported Satanists
scuttle - sink (a ship) by cutting holes in the hull; scrap; discard; N: small hatch in a ship's deck or hull
remediable - reparable
dominant - exercising the most influence; high and easily seen; stronger than the other part of a system; not recessive
distinctive - clearly different from others of the same kind
vendetta - blood feud (esp. between two families); CF. Nina Williams
arroyo - gully; narrow channel formed by rainwater
effigy - dummy; likeness of a person made of wood, paper, or stone; Ex. burn an effigy of the President