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::: tawny - brownish yellow
::: chastise - punish as by beating; criticize severely
::: fervid - ardent; zealous; hot
::: miscellaneous - made up of a variety of parts
::: ostentatious - showy; trying to attract attention; pretentious; N. ostentation: showy display
::: purgatory - place of spiritual expiation; temporary state or place in which the souls must expiate their sins
::: profane - violate; desecrate (something holy); treat unworthily; be profane for; ADJ: secular; nonreligious; irreverent for holy things
::: esoteric - hard to understand; known only to the chosen few, esp. initiates; N. esoterica
::: maul - handle roughly; batter; injure by beating; Ex. mauled by his overexcited fans; N: heavy long-handled hammer
::: earmark - set aside (money or time) for a particular purpose