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sanction - approve; ratify; N: permission; penalty intended to enforce compliance
malingerer - one who feigns illness to escape duty; V. malinger: feign illness to avoid work
anoint - consecrate; put oil on (in a religious ceremony)
piety - devoutness; reverence for God; ADJ. pious
antagonism - hostility; active opposition; V. antagonize: cause to become an enemy; N. antagonist: person who is opposed to another; opponent; adversary; principal character in oppostion to the protagonist
abstinence - restraint from pleasant things, esp. eating or drinking; CF. abstention: act of abstaining from vote
equinox - period of equal days and nights; the beginning of spring and autumn; Ex. vernal/autumnal equinox; ADJ. equinoctial
litigation - lawsuit; N. litigant: one party in a lawsuit; V. litigate
lampoon - ridicule; N: written attack ridiculing or satirizing a person, group, or institution
miniature - small model; small painting; ADJ: small