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::: sanctuary - place of refuge; shelter; shrine; holy place; Ex. The outlaw was granted sanctuary in the church.
::: vixen - female fox; ill-tempered woman; CF. shrew
::: litigation - lawsuit; N. litigant: one party in a lawsuit; V. litigate
::: demur - object (because of doubts, scruples); raise an objection (showing qualms); hesitate; Ex. demur at the idea of working on Sunday
::: prefigure - be a sign of; foreshadow
::: mutter - utter (complaining words) indistinctly in low tones
::: terminus - last stop of railroad; end
::: recast - reconstruct (a sentence, story, statue, etc.); fashion again
::: elevation - elevated position; altitude; height; flat upright side of a building; angle made by pointing a gun; Ex. The elevation of her style is much admired; Ex. front elevation of the house
::: reprise - musical repetition; repeating of a piece of music; repeat performance; recurrent action; Ex. reprise in the finale; Ex. constant reprises