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precedent - preceding (in time, rank, etc.)
compassion - sympathy for the suffering of others; ADJ. compassionate
cloister - monastery or convent
unprecedented - having no previous example; novel; unparalleled
materialism - preoccupation with physical comforts and things; excessive regard for worldly concerns (rather than spiritual matters)
liaison - contact that keeps parties in communication; communication between groups; one that maintains communication; go-between; secret love affair; V. liaise: keep a connection
heterodox - (of beliefs) against accepted opinion; unorthodox; unconventional
misanthrope - one who hates mankind; misanthropist
swathe - swath; wrap around; bandage; Ex. one's head swathed in bandages
incongruity - lack of harmony; absurdity; ADJ. incongruous: lacking in harmony; inappropriate