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::: parochial - narrow in scope or outlook; provincial; related to parishes
::: nocturnal - done or active at night; Ex. nocturnal animals/raids; CF. nocturne
::: malfeasance - wrongdoing; misconduct (by a public official)
::: sardonic - scornfully mocking; disdainful; sarcastic; cynical; Ex. sardonic smile
::: welter - wallow (as in mud or high seas); lie soaked (as in blood); Ex. The victims weltered in their blood.
::: swipe - hit with a sweeping motion; N.
::: sextant - navigation tool used to determine a ship's latitude and longitude (by measuring the altitudes of stars)
::: teetotalism - practice of abstaining totally from alcoholic drinks; N. teetotaler;; ADJ. teetotal; CF. T + total
::: diadem - crown
::: enterprise - willingness to take new ventures; initiative; business organization; plan (that is difficult or daring); Ex. their latest enterprise to sail round the world in a small boat