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commonplace - ordinary; N: something ordinary or common; trite remark
emend - correct (usually a text); N. emendation: correction of errors; improvement
reprobate - morally disapproved person; person hardened in sin, devoid of a sense of decency; CF. disapproved by God ?
tribulation - suffering; ordeal; distress; trial
smelt - melt (ore) for separating and removing the metal; melt or blend ores changing their chemical composition
squabble - minor quarrel; bickering; V: engage in a minor quarrel; Ex. squabbling children
vicarious - experienced as if one were taking part in the experience of another; done by a deputy for other people; acting as a substitute; Ex. vicarious thrill at the movies; Ex. the vicarious sufferings of Christ
tonsure - shaving of the head especially by person entering religious orders; V.
allege - state without proof
sanctuary - place of refuge; shelter; shrine; holy place; Ex. The outlaw was granted sanctuary in the church.