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ecclesiastic - ecclesiastical; pertaining to the church; N: minister; priest; cleric; clergyman
forbearance - patience; forgiveness; V. forbear: refrain from (in a generous and forgiving way); be patient; Ex. forbear to send him to prison
nocturnal - done or active at night; Ex. nocturnal animals/raids; CF. nocturne
expiate - make amends for (a sin)
dissuade - persuade not to do; discourage; N. dissuasion
spurn - reject disdainfully; scorn; Ex. She spurned all offers of help.
touchstone - stone used to test the fineness of gold alloys; criterion; standard
regale - entertain
impermeable - impervious; not permitting passage through its substance; impossible to permeate
cognitive - having to do with knowing or perceiving related to the mental processes; N. cognition: the mental process of knowing