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ordain - decree or command; grant holy orders; predestine; install as a minister, priest, or rabbi; N. ordainment; CF. ordination
saga - Scandinavian myth; any legend; long heroic narrative
stentorian - (of the voice) extremely loud; CF. Stentor: a loud herald in the Iliad
transcendental - going beyond common thought or ideas; impossible to understand by practical experiences or practices; known only by studying thoughts or intuition; OP. empirical; CF. transcendentalism
litotes - understatement for emphasis; Ex. ``not bad(=pretty good)''
catapult - slingshot; hurling machine; V: fire from catapult
corrode - destroy or wear away gradually by chemical action (over a long period)
homage - honor; tribute; great respect; Ex. pay/do homage to
flighty - (esp. of a woman's behavior) capricious; often changing, esp. from one lover to another; impulsive
progenitor - ancestor