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penance - self-imposed punishment for sin; Ex. do penance for one's sins; CF. penitent
ignoble - unworthy; not noble; dishonorable; Ex. ignoble deed
livid - lead-colored; black and blue (as from a bruise); ashen; enraged; extremely angry
whim - sudden capricious idea; fancy
epistemologist - philosopher who studies the nature of knowledge; N. epistemology
endemic - prevailing among a specific group of people or in a specific area or country; peculiar to a particular region or people; CF. pandemic
dismiss - eliminate from consideration; no longer consider; put out of court without further hearing; reject; discharge from employment; direct to leave; ADJ. dismissive; N. dismissal
orator - public speaker
ethnology - study of humankind; study of the different races of human beings; CF. anthropology
militate - work against; Ex. militate against the chances of promotion; CF. serve as a soldier