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confine - shut in an enclosed space; restrict; keep within limits; N. confinement
inaugurate - begin formally; install in office; induct into office by a formal ceremony; N. inauguration; ADJ. inaugural
rebuff - reject bluntly; snub; beat back; Ex. She rebuffed his invitation; N.
usury - lending money at illegal high rates of interest
context - writings preceding and following the passage quoted; circumstance in which an event occurs
reverent - respectful; worshipful; V. revere: regard with reverence; N. reverence: profound respect
nettle - irritate; annoy; vex; ADJ. nettlesome
gloat - express evil satisfaction; look at or think about with evil satisfaction; view malevolently; Ex. The thief gloated over the stolen jewels.
elaboration - addition of details; intricacy
application - diligent attention; diligence; V. apply oneself