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::: prude - excessively modest or proper person (who is easily shocked by improper things, esp. of a sexual nature); N. prudery; ADJ. prudish: excessively concerned with propriety
::: infidel - unbeliever (with respect to a particular religion)
::: astigmatism - eye defect which prevents proper focus; OP. stigmatism
::: reciprocate - do or give something in return; repay in kind; give or take mutually; interchange; move backwards and forwards; Ex. reciprocate his invitation by inviting him; N. reciprocity: reciprocal relationship; mutual interchange of advantages between two groups; Ex. reciprocity in trading rights
::: carnal - fleshly; sensual; concerning the desires of the body
::: checkered - (chequered) marked by great changes in fortune; with many changes of fortuene; CF. checked: having a pattern of squares
::: flay - strip off skin; plunder; remove the skin from; criticize harshly
::: interregnum - period between two successive reigns or governments
::: palliate - ease pain (without curing); make less severe or offensive (a crime or illness)
::: suborn - persuade to act unlawfully (especially to commit perjury); N. subornation