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sanctuary - place of refuge; shelter; shrine; holy place; Ex. The outlaw was granted sanctuary in the church.
nubile - marriageable; of marriageable age; CF. connubial
raiment - clothing; garments; Ex. I have no raiment fit to wear.
criteria - standards used in judging; CF. criterion
willful - wilful; intentional; headstrong
precise - exact
austere - forbiddingly stern; ascetic; without comfort or enjoyment; severely simple and unornamented; Ex. a monk's austere life; Ex. austere grandeur of the cathedral; N. austerity
subdue - less intense; quieter; Ex. subdued lighting; Ex. subdue: conquer; make less intense; quiet; Ex. subdue one's anger
profane - violate; desecrate (something holy); treat unworthily; be profane for; ADJ: secular; nonreligious; irreverent for holy things
dirge - funeral song; slow mournful piece of music (sung over a dead person)