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Word: obsequy

Definition: funeral ceremony


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::: undertaker - funeral director; one whose business is to arrange burials
::: demagogue - person who appeals to people's prejudice; false leader of people; CF. demagoguery
::: subversive - tending to overthrow or ruin; V. subvert: overthrow completely (an established system); destroy completely; CF. undermine ?
::: madrigal - pastoral song; song for several singers without instruments
::: dumbfound - (dumfound) astonish (making dumb); ADJ. dumbfounded, dumfounded, dumbstruck
::: blasphemy - irreverence; sacrilege; cursing; bad language about God or holy things; V. blasphem; ADJ. blasphemous; CF. sacrilege
::: cauterize - burn (a wound or snakebite, etc.) with hot iron or caustic substance to stop bleeding and prevent infection
::: pretext - excuse
::: surmount - overcome
::: ubiquitous - being everywhere; omnipresent; N. ubiquity