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consanguineous - (consanguine) having a common ancestor
irascible - irritable; easily angered
catharsis - purging or cleansing of any passage of the body; purging and weakening of strong emotions as a result of experiencing a dramatic work of art
inimical - (of someone) unfriendly; hostile; (of something) harmful; detrimental; CF. enemy
attribute - essential quality; V: ascribe; explain
tenuous - thin; slim; rare
extirpate - root up; uproot; destroy completely
refectory - dining hall; room where meals are served (in a school)
bizarre - fantastic; violently contrasting; noticeably odd; strikingly unconventional
contagion - infection (by contact); ADJ. contagious; CF. infectious: that can be passed by infection in the air