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::: stricture - severe and adverse criticism; critical comments; limit or restriction
::: schism - division into factions (esp. within a religious body); split
::: contempt - scorn; disdain; ADJ. contemptuous; CF. contemptible
::: pinch - squeeze between the thumb and a finger, or other edges; Ex. I had to pinch myself to make sure I wasn't dreaming. N: amount that can be held between the thumb and a finger
::: conjugal - pertaining to marriage
::: hostage - person who is kept as a prisoner by an enemy so that the other side will do what the enemy demands
::: precept - practical rule guiding conduct; Ex. mother's precept
::: expos - \'e public revelation of something discreditable
::: recapitulate - summarize
::: generic - characteristic of an entire class or species; of a genus