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orthodox - traditional; (of someone) conservative in belief; adhering to an established doctrine
chancellor - legal official of high rank; CF. chancellery(chancellory): position of a chancellor
alcove - nook; recess
corrugated - wrinkled; ridged
detain - keep waiting; prevent from leaving or going; N. detention
propitiate - appease; conciliate; make peaceful; ADJ. propitiatory
ambience - environment; atmosphere; Ex. restraurant with a pleasant ambience; ADJ. ambient: completely surrounding; Ex. ambient temperature
propound - put forth for consideration or analysis; set forth; Ex. propound a problem/theory
ashen - ash-colored; deadly pale
abstinence - restraint from pleasant things, esp. eating or drinking; CF. abstention: act of abstaining from vote