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ovation - enthusiastic applause
calligraphy - beautiful writing; excellent penmanship
disbar - make (a lawyer) leave the bar or the legal profession
sloth - slow moving tree-dwelling mammal; laziness; ADJ. slothful: lazy; indolent
slink - move furtively; ADJ. slinky: stealthy; furtive; sneaky (as in ambush)
girth - distance around something; circumference
covetous - avaricious; desirous of (someone else's possessions); V. covet: desire eagerly (someone else's possessions)
philology - study of language or words
mortify - humiliate by embarassing excessively; shame; punish the flesh; discipline (one's body) by self-denial; Ex. mortified by her blunder; Ex. mortify the flesh; CF. cause to die
anarchist - person who seeks to overturn the established government; advocate of abolishing authority