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cavil - quibble; make frivolous objections; find fault unnecessarily
indite - write; compose
lumen - unit of light energy (one candle's worth)
corpuscle - red or white cell in the blood
gruel - thin liquid porridge
unconscionable - unscrupulous; not guided by conscience; excessive; beyond reason; Ex. unconscionable demand
extol - praise very highly; glorify
pejorative - (of a word or phrase) suggesting that someone is of little value; negative in connotation; having a belittling effect; Ex. Many women now considers ``housewife'' a pejorative expression, because it patronized them.
dissection - analysis; cutting apart in order to examine
consecrate - dedicate; sanctify; declare as sacred; Ex. consecrate one's life to helping the poor