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::: ordain - decree or command; grant holy orders; predestine; install as a minister, priest, or rabbi; N. ordainment; CF. ordination
::: puerile - childish; immature; CF. puer: boy
::: pilfer - steal things of small value; filch; snitch
::: lurid - wild; sensational; graphic; gruesome; horrible; Ex. lurid details of the murder
::: emblazon - ornament richly (a shield or flag); N. emblazonment
::: untoward - unexpected and adverse; unfortunate or unlucky; Ex. untoward encounter
::: functionary - official (who performs a particular function)
::: understate - state with less truth than seems warranted by the facts; Ex. He understated the seriousness of the crime; N. understatement; OP. overstate
::: minutiae - petty or trivial details; CF. minutia
::: vituperative - abusive; scolding; V. vituperate: berate; scold; rail against abusively