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laity - laypersons; laymen; persons not connected with the clergy
solitude - state of being alone; seclusion; ADJ. solitary: existing or living alone (esp. by choice); remote or secluded; single; sole; Ex. solitary life/inn; Ex. no solitary piece of proof
libretto - text of an opera or oratorio; CF. book
alimony - payments made regularly to an ex-spouse after divorce
contaminate - pollute
penchant - strong inclination; strong liking (esp. for something that is disapproved of by other people); Ex. penchant for fast cars
blandishment - flattery
pernicious - very harmful; deadly; very destructive; Ex. pernicious effect/anemia
brocade - rich, figured(patterned) fabric
temperament - characteristic frame of mind; disposition; emotional excess; ADJ. temperamental: of temperament; having frequent changes of temper; Ex. temperamental dislike of sports; Ex. temperamental actress