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petrify - turn to stone; cause to become stonelike; stun or paralyze
authoritarian - subordinating the individual to the state; completely dominating another's will; Ex. authoritarian regime/father
catechism - book for religious instruction in question-and-answer form; religious instruction by question and answer; V. catechize
affidavit - written statement made under oath (for use as proof in a court of law)
entail - make necessary; require; necessitate; involve; limit the inheritance of (property) to a specified succession of heirs; Ex. entail A on/upon B
corpus - collection (of writings or information); Ex. the corpus of Shakespear's works; Cf. corpse
primp - groom oneself with care; adorn oneself
innuendo - indirect or subtle (derogatory) hint; insinuation; Ex. sexual innuendo
unsightly - ugly; unpleasant to look at
entourage - group of attendants; retinue; CF. surround