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parochial - narrow in scope or outlook; provincial; related to parishes
inculcate - teach (ideas or principles); instill
missive - letter; written statement; CF. sent
enrapture - please intensely; fill with rapture and delight
predispose - give an inclination toward (in advance); make susceptible to; Ex. predispose people to certain cancer; N. predisposition
dismember - cut into small parts; cut (a body) apart limb from limb
accolade - award of merit; strong praise and approval
sobriety - moderation (especially regarding indulgence in alcohol); seriousness
arrhythmic - lacking rhythm or regularity; N. arrhythmia
belie - contradict; give a false impression; disguise; Ex. The poor sales belied our high hopes; Ex. Her smile belies her true feeling of displeasure.