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enjoin - command; order; forbid
defame - harm someone's reputation; malign; speak evil of; slander; N. defamation; ADJ. defamatory
reactionary - strongly opposed to social or political change; opposing progress; politically ultraconservative; N. OP. radical
exorbitant - (of costs or demands) excessive; exceeding reasonable bounds
dispel - scatter; drive away; cause to vanish
piquant - pleasantly tart-tasting; spicy; pleasantly stimulating; Ex. piquant situation when my old enemy asked for my help
genuflect - bend the knee as in worship
worldly - engrossed in matters of this earth; not spiritual; of the material world
apotheosis - elevation to godhood; an ideal example of something
iconoclastic - attacking cherished traditions; N. iconoclast: one who attacks traditional ideas; one who destroys sacred images