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pontifical - pertaining to a bishop or pope; pompous or pretentious; CF. pontiff: pope; bishop
estimable - (of a person) worthy of esteem; admirable; deserving esteem; possible to estimate
aboriginal - being the first of its kind in a region; primitive; native; indigenous; N. aborigine
simper - smirk; smile in a silly way; smile affectedly
petrify - turn to stone; cause to become stonelike; stun or paralyze
gambol - romp; skip about; leap about playfully; frolic; N.
relent - become less severe; give in(surrender); ADJ. relentless: unyielding; continuously severe
abdicate - renounce; give up (position, right, or responsibility)
paramour - illicit lover
kindred - related; belonging to the same group; similar in nature or character; Ex. kindred languages; N: relative; kin; kinship