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catechism - book for religious instruction in question-and-answer form; religious instruction by question and answer; V. catechize
foment - stir up; incite; instigate; promote the growth of (something evil or unpleasant)
regeneration - spiritual rebirth; Ex. regeneration of the prisoners; V. regenerate: give or obtain new life; reform spiritually
ruthless - pitiless; merciless; cruel
arbitrary - unreasonable or capricious; random; tyrannical; Ex. arbitrary ruler
narrative - related to telling a story; N: narrated account; story; V. narrate: tell (a story); CF. narration
creed - system of religious or ethical belief
patina - green crust on old bronze works or copper; tone slowly taken by varnished painting
usury - lending money at illegal high rates of interest
construe - explain; interpret; Ex. construe her silence as meaning that she agreed; CF. misconstrue