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pillory - punish by placing in a wooden frame or pillory; subject or expose to criticism and ridicule; N.
idiosyncrasy - individual trait usually odd in nature; behavioral peculiarity; eccentricity; attitude, behavior, or opinion peculiar to a person; anything highly individual or eccentric; ADJ. idiosyncratic
amalgam - combination of different things; mixture of metals (containing mercury) used for filling holes in teeth
polarity - state of having two opposite qualities
cumulative - growing by addition; accumulative
assay - analyze (to discover what materials are present); evaluate (soil or ore)
temperament - characteristic frame of mind; disposition; emotional excess; ADJ. temperamental: of temperament; having frequent changes of temper; Ex. temperamental dislike of sports; Ex. temperamental actress
blasphemy - irreverence; sacrilege; cursing; bad language about God or holy things; V. blasphem; ADJ. blasphemous; CF. sacrilege
finesse - delicate skill; V: handle with finesse
ordinance - decree; authoritative order