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::: scabbard - case for a sword blade; sheath
::: ordain - decree or command; grant holy orders; predestine; install as a minister, priest, or rabbi; N. ordainment; CF. ordination
::: bantering - joking talk; good-naturedly ridiculing; N.V. banter
::: itinerary - plan of a trip; record of a trip
::: hue_and_cry - outcry; loud cry or clamor; strong protest; Ex. hue and cry against the new rule
::: dissuade - persuade not to do; discourage; N. dissuasion
::: dolt - slow-thinking stupid person; CF. dull
::: austere - forbiddingly stern; ascetic; without comfort or enjoyment; severely simple and unornamented; Ex. a monk's austere life; Ex. austere grandeur of the cathedral; N. austerity
::: cubicle - small chamber used for sleeping or work
::: precipitate - hurl downward; throw headlong; hasten; cause to happen sooner; condense and fall as rain or snow; cause (a solid substance) to be separated from a solution; ADJ. hasty; rash; premature; sudden