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metamorphosis - change of form; Ex. metamorphosis of caterpillar to butterfly; V. metamorphose: change by metamorphosis
sanctuary - place of refuge; shelter; shrine; holy place; Ex. The outlaw was granted sanctuary in the church.
bowdlerize - expurgate; CF. Thomas Bowdler
aggregate - sum; total; ADJ. V: gather into a mass or whole; accumulate; add up to; Ex. aggregate 100 dollars
stigma - token of disgrace; brand; V. stigmatize: mark with a stigma; characterize as disgraceful
stoic - stoical; impassive; unmoved by joy or grief; N. CF. stoicism
invincible - unconquerable
protagonist - leader or noticeable supporter of an idea; chief character in a play or story
perverse - purposely continuing to do something wrong; stubbornly wrongheaded; perverted; directed away from what is right; wicked and unacceptable; Ex. perverse satisfaction; Ex. Hannibal Lecter in a perverse mood; N. perversity
emolument - salary; payment for an office; compensation