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desecrate - profane; violate the sanctity of
reproach - blame (not angrily but sadly); express disapproval or disappointment; N. ADJ. reproachful
obviate - make unnecessary; get rid of; Ex. obviate the need
actuary - someone who advises insurance companies
chaste - morally pure; virginal; abstaining from illicit sexual acts; modest; simple (of a style of writing); not highly decorated; austere
intelligentsia - intellectuals; members of the educated elite (often used derogatorily)
strew - spread randomly; sprinkle; scatter; Ex. flower girl strewing rose petals
fraught - filled (with something unpleasant); full; Ex. fraught with danger and difficulties; CF. freight
expound - explain
flamboyant - ornate; highly elaborate; richly colored; ostentatious; showy; CF. flame