Vocab Week 3

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sacrilege

(n.) improper or disrespectful treatment of something held sacred

venial

(adj.) easily excused; pardonable

contrition

(noun) sincere remorse for wrongdoing; penitence

bedecked

adj. decorated; decorative

penance

An act of self-punishment or religious devotion to show sorrow or regret for sin or wrongdoing.

condescension

Condescending, a feeling of superiority

animosity

(n.) strong dislike; bitter hostility

usurped

(used especially of the rights of another) seized and held by force

levity

(n.) a lack of seriousness or earnestness, especially about things that should be treated with respect; buoyancy, lightness in weight

flippant

(adj.) lacking in seriousness; disrespectful, saucy

elegiac

(adj.) — Expressing sorrow; mournful

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