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deprecate - express disapproval of; deplore; protest against; belittle; ADJ. deprecatory
doctrinaire - unable to compromise about points of doctrine; dogmatic; unyielding; marked by inflexible attachment to a doctrine without regard to its practical difficulties
connoisseur - person competent to act as a judge of art, etc. (whose judgments are respected); a lover of an art
contusion - bruise
embark - commence; go on board a boat; begin a journey
libretto - text of an opera or oratorio; CF. book
recidivism - habitual return to crime (even after being punished); N. recidivist
retort - quick sharp reply; V.
mausoleum - monumental tomb; large stately tomb; CF. Mausolos
febrile - feverish