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ordain - decree or command; grant holy orders; predestine; install as a minister, priest, or rabbi; N. ordainment; CF. ordination
prophetic - of a prophet or prophecy; having to do with predicting the future; N. prophecy; V. prophesy; N. prophet
forfeit - something surrendered as punishment for a crime or breach of contract; V: lose as a forfeit; N. forfeiture
repel - drive away; disgust; Ex. repel the attack/moisture; Ex. repelled by the dirty room; CF. repulsion
lineage - descent; ancestry
perverse - purposely continuing to do something wrong; stubbornly wrongheaded; perverted; directed away from what is right; wicked and unacceptable; Ex. perverse satisfaction; Ex. Hannibal Lecter in a perverse mood; N. perversity
cater - provide food and drink (for); cater to: try to satisfy (desires of a bad kind)
addendum - addition; appendix to book; something that is added (as at the end of a speech or book)
sluggard - lazy person
fracas - brawl(noisy quarrel or fight) in which a number of people take part; melee