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betrothed

engaged to be married

blasphemy

an act or statement that shows disrespect or irreverence towards something considered sacred

cadence

A rhythm marked by a regular beat; The rising and falling of the voice in human speech

canon

a rule or principle that provides the norm for judgment; the works of a writer accepted as authentic

denouement

The outcome of a series of events

edict

a statement or command having the force of law

enamor

to inspire with love; to captivate

insensate

lacking sensation or awareness; lacking sense or ability to reason; brutal or lacking feeling

renegade

a traitor or someone who rejects lawful behavior

soliloquy

a speech in which a characters thoughts are given verbal expression

stricture

a strong criticism or anything that restricts or limits

triumvirate

a group of three, especially one possessing great power or eminence

usurp

to seize and hold power or authority in an illegal or unjust manor

vestment

an outer garment, especially one indicating a rank, roll, or office

votary

a person who is devoted to a cause or organization, especially one of a religious nature

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