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decry - express strong disapproval of; condemn openly (something dangerous to the public); disparage; Ex. decry the violence of modern films
abide - dwell; abide by: comply with; put up with; tolerate; Ex. abide by the rules; Ex. I can't abide rude people.
loiter - hang about/around; stand idly about; linger
renounce - abandon; give up (by formal announcement); disown; repudiate; Ex. renounce one's claim to the property/one's religion; N. renunciation
surpass - exceed
peon - landless agricultural worker; bond servant; menial worker; N. peonage
heterogeneous - dissimilar; mixed; not homogeneous; consisting of dissimilar elements or plants
fallow - (of land) plowed but not sowed (to improve the quality); uncultivated
ceremonious - marked by formality; extremely formal and polite; CF. ceremony: conventional social courtesy
castigation - punishment; severe criticism or disapproval