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derivative - unoriginal; obtained from another source; Ex. derivative prose style; N.
waylay - ambush; lie in wait for and attack
blasphemy - irreverence; sacrilege; cursing; bad language about God or holy things; V. blasphem; ADJ. blasphemous; CF. sacrilege
doctrine - teachings in general; particular principle (religious, legal, etc.) taught; dogma; tenet; ADJ. doctrinal
privation - lack of the basic necessities or comforts of life; hardship; want; CF. deprive
pedigree - ancestry; lineage
novelty - something new; newness; ADJ. novel: new; original
airy - of air; high in the air; lofty; immaterial; unreal
pedant - scholar who overemphasizes book learning, trivial details of learning, or technicalities
somber - dark; gloomy; melancholy; depressing; CF. shadow