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ablution - washing
vulgar - of the common people; deficient in refinement; not refined; coarse; Ex. vulgar display of wealth; N. vulgarism: vulgarity; crudely indecent word; CF. vulgarian: vulgar person; boor; lout
pretension - pretentiousness; claim (without foundation); Ex. I make no pretensions to skill as an artist.
peripheral - of a periphery; marginal; outer; of minor importance; not central; Ex. peripheral nerve/interest
coagulate - congeal; thicken; clot; N. coagulant
motley - multi-colored (as of a garment worn by a jester); mixed; heterogeneous; CF. jester: one who jests (as a paid fool at medieval courts)
categorical - without exceptions; made without any doubt in mind; unqualified; absolute
pungent - stinging; acrid; sharp in taste or smell; (of speech or writing) caustic; N. pungency
peddle - travel about selling (wares); CF. foot
saccharine - cloying sweet; characteristic of sugar or saccharin