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obtuse - blunt; not sharp; stupid; slow in understanding
sacrosanct - invioably sacred; most sacred; inviolable
brand - trademark; mark burned on the hide of an animal; mark burned into the flesh of criminals; mark of disgrace; V: mark with a brand; give a lasting bad name; stigmatize; Ex. The press branded him a liar.
turbid - (of a liquid) having the sediment disturbed; muddy; thick
shirk - avoid (responsibility, work, etc.); malinger
abstain - refrain; withhold from participation; intentionally not use one's vote;
extort - wring from; get money by threats, etc.; obtain by force or threats; CF. extortionate: exorbitant
respite - time for rest; interval of relief; delay in punishment; reprieve
blasphemy - irreverence; sacrilege; cursing; bad language about God or holy things; V. blasphem; ADJ. blasphemous; CF. sacrilege
billow - large wave of water; a great swell or surge (of smoke); V: surge, swell, roll in billows