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worldly - engrossed in matters of this earth; not spiritual; of the material world
gorge - narrow canyon; steep rocky cleft; ravine (made by a stream which runs through it)
culvert - artificial channel for water; drain crossing under a road
trite - hackneyed; commonplace
mincing - affectedly dainty(delicate); V. mince: cut (esp. meat) into very small pieces; walk with exaggerated primness; walk in an unnatural way, taking little short steps; Ex. The actor minced across the stage; CF. mincemeat; CF. mincer
victuals - food; provisions; V. victual: provide with food
derision - ridicule; ADJ. derisive; CF. derisory
offhand - casual; done without prior thought or preparation
entrance - put under a spell(condition caused by magical power); carry away(fill with strong feeling) with emotion; put into a trance; fill with delight
apostate - one who abandons his religious faith or political beliefs; N. apostasy