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insularity - narrow-mindedness; isolation; ADJ. insular: of an island; isolated; narrow-minded; CF. peninsula
desiccate - dry up
bacchanalian - drunken
devolve - deputize; pass or be passed to others (power, work, or property); Ex. devolve on/upon/to
ornate - excessively or elaborately decorated
chaplain - clergyman attached to a chapel
oligarchy - government by a privileged few
insightful - discerning; perceptive
jocose - given to(having a tendency of) joking
demur - object (because of doubts, scruples); raise an objection (showing qualms); hesitate; Ex. demur at the idea of working on Sunday