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impiety - irreverence; lack of respect for God or piety
tendentious - promoting a particular point of view; biased; having an aim; designed to further a cause; Ex. tendentious rather than truth-seeking; CF. tend: move in a certain direction
licentious - amoral; lewd and lascivious; unrestrained
alchemy - medieval chemistry
coddle - treat gently; indulge excessively; pamper; mollycoddle; baby; cook in water just below boiling point; Ex. coddled eggs
relinquish - give up something (with reluctance); yield; release; Ex. relinquish power/the claim to the land/his hold on my arm
mealymouthed - indirect in speech (when something unpleasant must be said); hypocritical; evasive
regiment - military unit; V: subject to strict order; Ex. regimented society
smudge - dirty mark with unclear edges made by rubbing; V.
indite - write; compose