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sanctuary - place of refuge; shelter; shrine; holy place; Ex. The outlaw was granted sanctuary in the church.
scintilla - trace; minute amount; shred; least bit; Ex. There is not a scintilla of truth; CF. spark
posterity - descendants; future generations; Ex. go down to posterity; CF. posterior, anterior
vegetate - live in a monotonous way (without interests or activity); CF. vegetation: plants of an area; CF. vegetarian; CF. vegan
forfeit - something surrendered as punishment for a crime or breach of contract; V: lose as a forfeit; N. forfeiture
prognosticate - predict (according to present indications)
draught - current of air (through a room or to a fire); act of pulling roads; act of swallowing liquid or amount of liquid swallowed at a time
contest - dispute; argue about the rightness of; compete for; try to win; Ex. contest the election results; Ex. contest a seat in Parliament; N.
doggerel - poor verse
effluvium - noxious(harmful) smell