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idolatry - worship of idols; excessive admiration or devotion; ADJ. idolatrous
slipshod - slovenly; careless; sloppy; untidy; shabby; Ex. slipshod work
uxorious - excessively submissive or devoted to one's wife; CF. uxor: wife
dismiss - eliminate from consideration; no longer consider; put out of court without further hearing; reject; discharge from employment; direct to leave; ADJ. dismissive; N. dismissal
gratify - please; satisfy; Ex. gratify a desire
defeatist - resigned to defeat or failure; accepting defeat or failure as a natural outcome; N. CF. defeatism
convene - come together; assemble; call to meet; Ex. convene the council
contumacious - stubborn and disobedient; resisting authority (esp. disobedient to an order made by a court)
headlong - hasty; rash; headfirst; ADV.
bereavement - state of being deprived of something valuable or beloved; state of being bereaved or bereft