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parable - short simple story teaching a moral
acquittal - deliverance from a charge; V. acquit: free from a charge or accusation; discharge from a duty; conduct (oneself) in a specified manner
poise - good judgment with composure; balance; V: place in a carefully balanced position
noisome - foul smelling; very unpleasant; unwholesome
intolerant - not willing to accept ways of thinking different from one's own; CF. tolerant; CF. tolerate
summation - act of finding the total; summing-up; summary (esp. one given by the judge at the end of a trial)
libertine - debauched person; dissolute or licentious person; rou\'e; CF. free
miasma - swamp gas; heavy vaporous atmosphere often emanating from decaying matter; pervasive corrupting influence; noxious atmosphere or influence
gravity - seriousness; ADJ. grave
provisional - tentative; temporary