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foist - insert improperly; impose upon another by coercion; palm off; pass off as genuine or worthy; CF. fist
contrite - penitent; repentant; N. contrition
ordination - ceremony conferring holy orders; ceremony of ordaining a priest
vicissitude - change (esp. from good to bad); change of fortune; CF. the last emperor of China
knack - special talent; art
aloft - upward; high up in the air
baleful - evil; malignant in intent or effect; deadly; having a malign influence; portending evil; ominous; threatening; Ex. baleful look
parity - equality; close resemblance; CF. disparate
benevolent - generous; charitable; having a wish to do good
infidel - unbeliever (with respect to a particular religion)