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leaven - add leaven to; cause to rise or grow lighter; enliven; N: agent, such as yeast, that causes dough to rise (by fermentation); element that lightens or enlivens
sojourn - temporary stay; V: stay for a time
ancestry - family descent; ADJ. ancestral
discordant - not harmonious; conflicting
catechism - book for religious instruction in question-and-answer form; religious instruction by question and answer; V. catechize
cull - pick out from others (to kill the weakest members); reject; select; collect (information); N.
unmitigated - (of something bad) not moderated; unrelieved or immoderate; without qualification; absolute; Ex. unmitigated disaster
avert - prevent; avoid; turn away (eyes or thought); Ex. An accident was averted by his quick thinking; Ex. She averted her eyes from the terrible sight.
badinage - teasing conversation; banter; joking talk
decomposition - decay; V. decompose: decay; break and separate into simple parts