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20 terms

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