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11 terms

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