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downcast - disheartened; dejected; sad; directed downward
catechism - book for religious instruction in question-and-answer form; religious instruction by question and answer; V. catechize
revulsion - sudden strong feeling of disgust; sudden violent change of feeling; negative reaction; Ex. revulsion from the scenes of torture
profane - violate; desecrate (something holy); treat unworthily; be profane for; ADJ: secular; nonreligious; irreverent for holy things
assurance - firm statement that something is certainly true; promise or pledge; certainty; confidence in one's own ability; self-confidence; Ex. In spite of all his assurances, he did not come back; Ex. assurance of his loyalty; Ex. The teacher lacked assurance in fron of his class; V. assure; tell firmly with confidence; ensure; make (something) certain to heappen; make (someone) feel sure; give confidence to; ADJ. assured: self-assured; confident in one's own ability; showing certainty
convoke - call together; Ex. convoke Parliament; N. convocation
practical - based on experience; of or acquired through practice (rather than theory); useful; Ex. practical man
requisite - necessary requirement; something required; ADJ: required; necessary
indict - charge; N. indictment
counterpart - thing that completes another; things very much alike; thing that has the same purpose in a different system