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ordination - ceremony conferring holy orders; ceremony of ordaining a priest
acerbity - bitterness of speech and temper; ADJ. acerbic: bitter; acrid (in taste, manner, or tone)
magnate - person of prominence or influence; powerful or influential person (in business or industry); Ex. oil magnate
grandeur - impressiveness; stateliness; majesty
purgatory - place of spiritual expiation; temporary state or place in which the souls must expiate their sins
navigable - (of a body of water) wide and deep enough to allow ships to pass through; (of a ship or aircraft) able to be steered
celestial - heavenly
cremate - incinerate (a corpse); N. crematory, crematorium
entail - make necessary; require; necessitate; involve; limit the inheritance of (property) to a specified succession of heirs; Ex. entail A on/upon B
refectory - dining hall; room where meals are served (in a school)