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::: scapegoat - someone who bears the blame for others; whipping boy; CF. escape+goat
::: rubric - title or heading (in red print); directions for religious ceremony; protocol
::: tempestuous - stormy; violent; impassioned; N. tempest: violent storm
::: preclude - make impossible; prevent; exclude; eliminate
::: sear - burn the surface of; char or burn; brand; parch; cause (a plant) to wither
::: deranged - insane
::: menial - suitable for servants; lowly; mean; N: someone who does menial work (esp. servant in a house)
::: materialism - preoccupation with physical comforts and things; excessive regard for worldly concerns (rather than spiritual matters)
::: abash - embarrass
::: epitome - perfect example or embodiment; brief summary; Ex. epitome of good manners; V. epitomize: make an epitome of; be an epitome of; embody