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ordinance - decree; authoritative order
revile - attack with abusive language; vilify(slander)
blotch - spot; blot; CF. blot+botch
ostentatious - showy; trying to attract attention; pretentious; N. ostentation: showy display
penetrate - enter into; pierce; permeate; see through; grasp the inner significance of; understand
chafe - warm by rubbing; make sore by rubbing; N.
apothecary - druggist; pharmacist
intervene - come between; interfere; Ex. intervened to prevent a fight; N. intervention
xenophobia - fear or hatred of foreigners; N. xenophobe
centripetal - tending toward the center