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martinet - strict disciplinarian; person who demands total obedience to rules and orders; CF. Jean Martinet
cremate - incinerate (a corpse); N. crematory, crematorium
revulsion - sudden strong feeling of disgust; sudden violent change of feeling; negative reaction; Ex. revulsion from the scenes of torture
equivocate - use equivocal language to deceive people; lie; mislead; attempt to conceal the truth; N. equivocation
carillon - a set of bells (often in a tower) capable of being played
regicide - murder of a king or queen
pathetic - causing sadness, compassion, pity; touching
adorn - decorate
privation - lack of the basic necessities or comforts of life; hardship; want; CF. deprive
austere - forbiddingly stern; ascetic; without comfort or enjoyment; severely simple and unornamented; Ex. a monk's austere life; Ex. austere grandeur of the cathedral; N. austerity