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baffle - frustrate; perplex
decimate - kill (usually one out of ten or every tenth man); destroy or kill a large part of
misdemeanor - minor crime; misdeed; wrongdoing
credential - evidence concerning one's authority; written proof of a person's position; Ex. The new ambassador presented his credentials to the court.
susceptible - impressionable; easily influenced; sensitive; having little resistance as to a disease; likely to suffer; receptive to; capable of accepting; Ex. susceptible to persuasion/colds; Ex. The agreement is not susceptible of alteration; N. susceptibility
pejorative - (of a word or phrase) suggesting that someone is of little value; negative in connotation; having a belittling effect; Ex. Many women now considers ``housewife'' a pejorative expression, because it patronized them.
chaste - morally pure; virginal; abstaining from illicit sexual acts; modest; simple (of a style of writing); not highly decorated; austere
prelate - church dignitary; priest of high position in the church (esp. bishop)
impetus - moving force; momentum; force of a moving body; incentive; stimulus; impulse
complementary - serving to complete something