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parochial - narrow in scope or outlook; provincial; related to parishes
demur - object (because of doubts, scruples); raise an objection (showing qualms); hesitate; Ex. demur at the idea of working on Sunday
negate - cancel out; nullify; cause to have no effect; deny; N. negation
refurbish - renovate; make clean, bright, or fresh (make new) again; make bright by polishing; Ex. refurbish an old theater; CF. furbish: polish
acuity - sharpness (of mind or senses of sight or hearing)
reconcile - make friendly again (after quarrel); make consistent (two ideas in opposition); correct inconsistencies; Ex. reconcile one's political principles with one's religious beliefs
allege - state without proof
reminiscence - recollection; V. reminisce: recollect the past
predicament - difficult situation; tricky or dangerous situation; dilemma
canto - division of a long poem