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::: catechism - book for religious instruction in question-and-answer form; religious instruction by question and answer; V. catechize
::: sybarite - lover of luxury; person devoted to pleasure and luxury; CF. Sybaris: an ancient Greek city in Italy
::: rococo - ornate; highly decorated; N. CF. 18th century
::: domicile - home; V. ADJ. domiciled: having one's domicile; Ex. He is domiciled in Britain.
::: sardonic - scornfully mocking; disdainful; sarcastic; cynical; Ex. sardonic smile
::: peddle - travel about selling (wares); CF. foot
::: nihilist - one who considers traditional beliefs to be groundless and existence meaningless; absolute skeptic; revolutionary terrorist; CF. nihilism: belief that nothing has meaning or value; belief that destruction of existing political or social institutions is necessary for future improvement
::: notable - conspicuous; worthy of note; remarkable; important; distinguished; noted
::: subsidy - direct financial aid by government, etc.; V. subsidize: assist with a subsidy
::: philatelist - stamp-collector; N. philately: stamp collecting