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laity - laypersons; laymen; persons not connected with the clergy
tutelage - guardianship; training; function of a tutor; instruction
sinewy - (of meat) tough; strong and firm; muscular; N. sinew: tendon; strong cord connecting a muscle to a bone
ribald - marked by vulgar lewd humor; wanton; profane; N. ribaldry: ribald language or joke
dilemma - situation that requires a choice between equally unfavorable options; problem; choice of two unsatisfactory alternatives
mendacious - lying; habitually dishonest; N. mendacity
catechism - book for religious instruction in question-and-answer form; religious instruction by question and answer; V. catechize
mortify - humiliate by embarassing excessively; shame; punish the flesh; discipline (one's body) by self-denial; Ex. mortified by her blunder; Ex. mortify the flesh; CF. cause to die
dominate - control; rule; enjoy a commanding position in; overlook from a height;
acclimate - adjust to climate or environment; adapt