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denomination - religious group; unit in a system; name or designation; CF. denominator: common trait or characteristic
hygiene - science and practice of the promotion and preservation of health; ADJ. hygienic: showing careful attention to cleanness (to prevent disease); Ex. hygienic condition
semblance - outward appearance; guise; Ex. We called in the troops to bring a/some semblance of order to the city.
pastoral - rural; of rural life; idyllic; of a pastor
sartorial - pertaining to tailors or tailoring; Ex. a man of great sartorial elegance; CF. sartor: tailor
litotes - understatement for emphasis; Ex. ``not bad(=pretty good)''
astringent - binding; causing contraction (stopping bleeding); harsh or severe; stringent; Ex. astringent criticism
submerge - place under water; dip; go under water; cover completely (as with water); Ex. submerged in work
fawning - courting favor by cringing and flattering; V. fawn: exhibit affection as a dog; seek favor or attention by obsequiousness
lexicographer - compiler of a dictionary; CF. lexicography: work of compiling a dictionary