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parochial - narrow in scope or outlook; provincial; related to parishes
maul - handle roughly; batter; injure by beating; Ex. mauled by his overexcited fans; N: heavy long-handled hammer
abstinence - restraint from pleasant things, esp. eating or drinking; CF. abstention: act of abstaining from vote
retrieve - recover; put right; find and bring in; regain; Ex. retrieve the situation
fervent - ardent; zealous; hot
levee - earthen or stone embankment to prevent flooding; CF. raise
vex - annoy; distress
jovial - good-natured; merry; cheerful
tenet - doctrine; dogma
fluke - unlikely occurrence; stroke of fortune; accidental stroke of good luck; ADJ. fluky