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exposure - risk, particularly of being exposed to disease or to the elements; unmasking; act of laying something open; Ex. exposure of governmental corruption
aghast - filled with great surprise or fear; horrified
patriarch - father and ruler of a family or tribe
anathema - solemn curse; someone or something regarded as a curse; V. anathematize
diminution - lessening; reduction in size; V. diminish
deride - ridicule; treat with contempt; make fun of; OP. respect
unprecedented - having no previous example; novel; unparalleled
timidity - lack of self-confidence or courage
nauseate - cause to become sick; fill with disgust; fill nausea
litany - supplicatory prayer; prayer in which the priest calls out and the people replies in the same words