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initiate - begin; originate; receive into a group; introduce to a new field or activity; Ex. initiate someone into the mysteries of a secret religion; N: one who has been initiated
pretension - pretentiousness; claim (without foundation); Ex. I make no pretensions to skill as an artist.
epicure - connoisseur of food and drink; gourmet; ADJ. epicurean; CF. Epicurus
schism - division into factions (esp. within a religious body); split
endear - make beloved; Ex. endear her to everyone; ADJ. dear: loved; cherished; high-priced
impenitent - not repentant
colossus - gigantic statue; person or thing of great size or importance
defection - desertion
pillage - plunder
badinage - teasing conversation; banter; joking talk