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rudiment

(n) first principle or fundamental of a subject to be learned.

peril

(n) danger

apoplectic

(adj) liable to apoplexy, a sudden paralysis with total or partial loss of consciousness and sensation.

livid

(adj) pale; grayish-blue

philippic

(n) verbal denunciation characterized by invective

umbrage

(n) offense

interdict

(n) an official prohibition or restraint

reconnaissance

(n) examination or survey

altercation

(n) quarrel

ecclesiastical

(adj) having to do with a church

impedimenta

(n. plural) baggage or equipment especially things that hinder progress; encumbrances

qualm

(n)painful feeling of uneasiness arising from a consciousness that one may be acting wrongly; twinge of conscience

obliquely

(adverb) indirectly; not in a straightforward manner

caste

(adj) making class distinctions based on birth, wealth, etc.

speculations

(n) thoughts or conjectures

penitentiary

(n) prison (for persons convicted of serious crimes)

manacles

(n) handcuffs

infallible

(adj) incapable of error; never wrong

fortitude

(n) the strength or courage to endure misfortune or pain patiently and calmly

tranquil

(adj) calm, quiet, peaceful, placid

facade

(n) the front of a building or the front of anything; often used with the implication of an imposing appearance concealing something inferior.

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