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confidant - (confidante) trusted friend (to whom one tells one's secret)
clavicle - collarbone
yeoman - man or farmer owning small estate; middle-class farmer
salient - prominent; projecting beyond a line; conspicuous; Ex. salient features
devotee - enthusiastic follower; enthusiast; Ex. devotee of Bach
ecclesiastic - ecclesiastical; pertaining to the church; N: minister; priest; cleric; clergyman
masochist - person who enjoys his own pain; CF. masochism
idiom - expression whose meaning as a whole differs from the meanings of its individual words; distinctive style (of expression); Ex. idiom of the modern popular music; ADJ. idiomatic
initiate - begin; originate; receive into a group; introduce to a new field or activity; Ex. initiate someone into the mysteries of a secret religion; N: one who has been initiated
invocation - prayer for help (used in invoking); calling upon as a reference or support; act of invoking