ORHS PAP 11th SET 5

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prediletion

a preference toward someone or something

apotheosis

raising to god status

chimera

wild idea or notion

ambivalence

mixed feelings or emotions

pernicious

exceedingly harmful

decimate

to kill or destroy a large part of

sedulous

diligent; hard working

vested

placed in possession of; considerable

panegyric

a formal expression of praise

neophyte

beginner

sublimate

direct energy or urges into useful activities

ascetic

practices self denial as spiritual discipline

entity

something that has a real or independent existence

hierarchy

ranking

stipend

salary

indigent

poor, needy

calligraphy

beautiful handwriting

laity

members of congregation

matrix

the surroundings within which something begins or develops

truculent

fierce and cruel

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