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denomination - religious group; unit in a system; name or designation; CF. denominator: common trait or characteristic
diaphanous - sheer; transparent
rectify - set right; correct; CF. rect-: right
epithet - word or phrase characteristically used to describe a person or thing; descriptive phrase to characterize a person (often contemptous)
plagiarize - steal another's ideas or writings and pass them off as one's own; Ex. ideas plagiarized from my article; N. plagiarism; CF. kidnap
indenture - bind as servant or apprentice to master; bind by indenture; N: contract binding one party into the service of another for a specified time (as between an apprentice and his master)
rebuff - reject bluntly; snub; beat back; Ex. She rebuffed his invitation; N.
abate - subside or moderate
adventitious - accidental; casual; happening by chance
balk - stop short, as if faced with an obstacle, and refuse to continue; foil; stop or get in the way of; frustrate