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neophyte - recent convert; new member of a religious group; beginner; CF. plant
superimpose - place over something else
Occident - the West
torpor - lethargy; sluggishness; dormancy; ADJ. torpid: lethargic; lazy; inactive; (of an animal) dormant; hibernating
incredulous - withholding belief; skeptical; showing disbelief
sinister - evil; ominous
scrutinize - examine closely and critically; N. scrutiny
flourish - grow well; prosper; make sweeping gestures; wave; brandish; Ex. The trees flourished in the sun. N: showy movement or gesture; embellishment or ornamentation (esp. in handwriting)
promulgate - announce; proclaim a doctrine or law; make known by official publication
emasculate - weaken; castrate