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pillory - punish by placing in a wooden frame or pillory; subject or expose to criticism and ridicule; N.
frock - long loose garment (worn by monks)
diversion - act of turning aside; pastime; V. divert: turn aside from a course; distract; amuse
oblique - indirect; slanting (deviating from the perpendicular or from a straight line); Ex. oblique reference
incendiary - arsonist; ADJ: causing fire; of arson; Ex. incendiary bomb
elevation - elevated position; altitude; height; flat upright side of a building; angle made by pointing a gun; Ex. The elevation of her style is much admired; Ex. front elevation of the house
requiem - mass for the dead; dirge
usurp - seize another's power or rank (without legal authority); supplant; appropriate; N. usurpation; CF. take for one's own use
abortive - unsuccessful; fruitless
interregnum - period between two successive reigns or governments