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puerile - childish; immature; CF. puer: boy
accretion - growth or increase in size by gradual addition; growth; increase; increase by natural growth; Ex. towers and other accretions of the castle; V. accrete
conformist - person who uncritically conforms to the customs of a group; OP. nonconformist: one who does not conform to accepted beliefs of norms
crypt - secret recess or vault usually used for burial; underground room (under a church)
incident - event; event that causes a crisis
authoritarian - subordinating the individual to the state; completely dominating another's will; Ex. authoritarian regime/father
mercenary - motivated solely by money or gain; N.
prone - inclined to; likely to (suffer); prostrate; lying with the front downward; Ex. prone to disease/make mistakes; Ex. accident-prone
inhibit - restrain; prohibit; retard or prevent; N. inhibition
propitious - favorable; auspicious; advantageous; fortunate; Ex. propitious day/sign