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anachronism - an error involving time in a story; something or someone misplaced in time; ADJ. anachronistic
crestfallen - dejected; dispirited
lectern - reading desk or stand for a public speaker
consistency - absence of contradictions; uniformity; degree of thickness or firmness; Ex. consistency of thick cream; CF. viscous
materialism - preoccupation with physical comforts and things; excessive regard for worldly concerns (rather than spiritual matters)
maxim - proverb; truth pithily stated
embezzlement - taking for one's own use in violation of trust; stealing (of money placed in one's care)
laggard - slow; sluggish; N: one who lags; straggler
chaplain - clergyman attached to a chapel
benevolent - generous; charitable; having a wish to do good