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repulse - reject with rudeness or coldness (an offer or friendship); drive back (an enemy attack); CF. repulse $\neq$ cause repulsion
dissertation - formal essay; treatise
impale - pierce (with a sharp point); Ex. impaled by the spear
adjunct - something attached to but holding an inferior position
sequester - isolate; segregate; seclude; retire from public life
litany - supplicatory prayer; prayer in which the priest calls out and the people replies in the same words
gloat - express evil satisfaction; look at or think about with evil satisfaction; view malevolently; Ex. The thief gloated over the stolen jewels.
lechery - gross lewdness; lustfulness; ADJ. lecherous; N. lecher: lecherous man
obsequious - slavishly attentive; servile; full of servile compliance; sycophantic
prudent - cautious; careful; prudential