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deprecate - express disapproval of; deplore; protest against; belittle; ADJ. deprecatory
pillory - punish by placing in a wooden frame or pillory; subject or expose to criticism and ridicule; N.
instigate - start; urge; provoke; incite; Ex. instigate a search/quarrel
blackball - vote against (an applicant); ostracize; N: negative vote
civil - having to do with citizens; not military or religious; courteous and polite; Ex. married in a civil ceremony; Ex. civil strife/disorder/law; N. civility; CF. civic
hallowed - blessed; consecrated; Ex. hallowed ground; V. hallow: set apart as holy
grandiose - affectedly grand; pretentious; high-flown; ridiculously exaggerated; impressive; great in size or scope; grand; Ex. grandiose ideas
grandeur - impressiveness; stateliness; majesty
accommodate - oblige or help someone; adjust or bring into harmony; adapt; make enough space for; ADJ. accommodative; CF. accomodating: helpful and obliging
contempt - scorn; disdain; ADJ. contemptuous; CF. contemptible