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derogatory - expressing a low opinion; disparaging; V. derogate: detract; disparage
sanctuary - place of refuge; shelter; shrine; holy place; Ex. The outlaw was granted sanctuary in the church.
carat - (karat) unit of weight for precious stones; measure of the purity of gold
mendicant - beggar; ADJ: living as a beggar
crypt - secret recess or vault usually used for burial; underground room (under a church)
loquacious - talkative; N. loquacity
attribute - essential quality; V: ascribe; explain
abstain - refrain; withhold from participation; intentionally not use one's vote;
patois - local or provincial dialect
nonsense - speech or writing with no meaning; foolish behavior or language; Ex. make (a) nonsense of: spoil; cause to fail