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::: penance - self-imposed punishment for sin; Ex. do penance for one's sins; CF. penitent
::: charm - quality of pleasing; amulet; action or formula thought to have magical power; spell; V: attract; cast a spell on; bewitch
::: nihilist - one who considers traditional beliefs to be groundless and existence meaningless; absolute skeptic; revolutionary terrorist; CF. nihilism: belief that nothing has meaning or value; belief that destruction of existing political or social institutions is necessary for future improvement
::: secular - worldly; not pertaining to church matters or religion; temporal
::: parlance - language; manner of speaking; idiom; Ex. in legal/common parlance
::: unassuaged - unsatisfied; not soothed
::: avantgarde - group of artists whose work is based on the newest ideas and methods; CF. vanguard
::: adulation - flattery; admiration that is more than is necessary or deserved
::: consign - send to a person or place for sale; deliver officially; entrust; put into the care of another; set apart (for a special purpose); N. consignment; CF. consignor, consignee
::: disingenuous - not naive; not candid; sophisticated; worldly wise; OP. ingenuous