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schematic - of a schema or scheme; relating to an outline or diagram; using a system of symbols; N. schema: diagrammatic representation; outline
virulent - (of a disease or poison) extremely harmful or poisonous; (of a feeling) hostile; bitter; N. virulence; CF. virus; CF. venom
salacious - lascivious; lustful; Ex. salacious monk
stricture - severe and adverse criticism; critical comments; limit or restriction
usurp - seize another's power or rank (without legal authority); supplant; appropriate; N. usurpation; CF. take for one's own use
sober - serious; solemn; not drunken; abstemious or temperate; V: make or become sober
preposterous - absurd; completely unreasonable; ridiculous
irreverence - lack of proper respect or reverence; ADJ. irreverent
invoke - call and bring into use (a right or law); call on/upon (a higher power or god) for help; ask for; beg for; conjure (a spirit); Ex. invoke the veto power; Ex. invoke one's advisor/God
mortician - undertaker; CF. death