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profane - violate; desecrate (something holy); treat unworthily; be profane for; ADJ: secular; nonreligious; irreverent for holy things
nostrum - questionable medicine; quack medicine; CF. our (remedy)
pulse - rhythmical throbbing of arteries; brief sudden change in a normally constant quantity; V: pulsate
amiss - wrong; faulty; Ex. something amiss; ADV.
beguile - deceive; mislead or delude; cheat; pass time pleasantly; charm or attract; Ex. beguiling smile
spoof - parody
premise - assumption; postulate; proposition upon which an argument is based
excoriate - scold with biting harshness; censure strongly; strip the skin off
draught - current of air (through a room or to a fire); act of pulling roads; act of swallowing liquid or amount of liquid swallowed at a time
detain - keep waiting; prevent from leaving or going; N. detention