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bigot - one who is intolerant (in matters of religion or politics)
brocade - rich, figured(patterned) fabric
affirmation - positive assertion; confirmation; solemn pledge by one who refuses to take an oath; V. affirm; ADJ. affirmative; CF. affirmative action: positive discrimination
welter - wallow (as in mud or high seas); lie soaked (as in blood); Ex. The victims weltered in their blood.
obelisk - tall column tapering(becoming gradually narrower toward the end) and ending in a pyramid
artful - exhibiting art or skill; deceitful; cunning; CF. artifice
lagoon - shallow body of water or lake near a sea; lake separated from a sea by sandbars or coral reefs
catharsis - purging or cleansing of any passage of the body; purging and weakening of strong emotions as a result of experiencing a dramatic work of art
tepid - lukewarm; slightly warm;
retribution - deserved punishment for wrongdoing; punishment for offenses; compensation; vengeance; CF. pay back