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disdain - treat with scorn or contempt
purport - intention; purpose; meaning; V: claim; profess; Ex. order which purports to be signed by the general
oracular - of an oracle; prophetic; uttered as if with divine authority; mysterious or ambiguous; hard to understand; N. oracle: wiser person; prophecy made by an oracle
chary - cautious; unwilling to take risks; sparing or restrained about giving; OP. bold
livid - lead-colored; black and blue (as from a bruise); ashen; enraged; extremely angry
microcosm - small representative world; world in miniature; Ex. microcosm of English society
exemplify - show by example; furnish an example; serve as an example of; Ex. His pictures exemplify that sort of painting.
abject - (of a condition) wretched; as low as possible; lacking pride; very humble; showing lack of self-respect; Ex. abject apology
dysentery - inflammatory disorder of the lower intestinal tract
matrimony - state of being married