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contempt - scorn; disdain; ADJ. contemptuous; CF. contemptible
bolster - support; reinforce
catechism - book for religious instruction in question-and-answer form; religious instruction by question and answer; V. catechize
obsessive - related to thinking about something constantly; of an obsession; preoccupying; N. obsession: compulsive preoccupation with a fixed idea; compulsive idea; V. obsess: preoccupy the mind of excessively
submissive - willing to obey orders; yielding; timid
neophyte - recent convert; new member of a religious group; beginner; CF. plant
maxim - proverb; truth pithily stated
slaughter - killing of animals for food; massacre; V: butcher (animals) for food; kill in large numbers
secrete - conceal; hide away or cache; produce and release a substance into an organism; CF. secretive
behoove - (behove) be suited to; be incumbent upon; be right and necessary; Ex. It behooves one to do.