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::: anoint - consecrate; put oil on (in a religious ceremony)
::: affinity - feeling of kinship; similarity; Ex. strong affinity for her; Ex. many affinities between two languages
::: sublimate - refine; purify; replace (natural urges) with socially acceptable activities; change between a solid state and a gaseous state
::: neophyte - recent convert; new member of a religious group; beginner; CF. plant
::: quench - assuage or satisfy (thrust); slake; douse or extinguish; put out; suppress
::: censure - blame; criticize; express strong disapproval; N: severe criticism; strong disapproval
::: acerbity - bitterness of speech and temper; ADJ. acerbic: bitter; acrid (in taste, manner, or tone)
::: pique - irritation; resentment from wounded pride (eg. loss in a contest); V: provoke; arouse; annoy; cause to feel resentment; Ex. pique her curiosity
::: Machiavellian - crafty; double-dealing; of the political doctrine of Machiavelli, which holds that craft and deceit are justified in pursuing political power
::: ignoble - unworthy; not noble; dishonorable; Ex. ignoble deed