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laity - laypersons; laymen; persons not connected with the clergy
intimidate - frighten; N. intimidation
renegade - deserter; traitor; ADJ.
forthcoming - happening in the near future; ready; willing to help; Ex. No answer was forthcoming.
dispel - scatter; drive away; cause to vanish
incommodious - not spacious; inconvenient
shard - fragment generally of broken pottery (glass, clay bowl, or cup)
wanton - unrestrained; gratuitously cruel; willfully malicious; unchaste; sexually improper; promiscuous; Ex. wanton spending/killing; CF. having no just cause
irony - hidden sarcasm or satire; use of words that seem to mean the opposite of what they actually mean; use of words to convey the opposite of their literal meaning
contrive - invent or fabricate in a clever way (by improvisation); manage; Ex. contrive to attract his attention