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anathema - solemn curse; someone or something regarded as a curse; V. anathematize
rubric - title or heading (in red print); directions for religious ceremony; protocol
dilemma - situation that requires a choice between equally unfavorable options; problem; choice of two unsatisfactory alternatives
actuarial - calculating; pertaining to insurance statistics
munificent - very generous in giving; Ex. munificent benefactor; N. munificience
tawdry - cheap and gaudy; Ex. tawdry jewelry
allegory - story, play, or picture in which characters are used as symbols; fable
gratuitous - given freely; unwarranted; uncalled for; done without good reason; Ex. gratuitous comment
fodder - coarse food for cattle, horses, etc.; feed for livestock; CF. food
decant - pour off gently (wine or liquid)