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sacrilegious

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sacrilegious
Definition
adjective
1. committing or characterized by a technical and not necessarily intrinsically outrageous violation (such as improper reception of a sacrament) of what is sacred because consecrated to God;

smite

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smite
DEFINITION
verb
1. to strike sharply or heavily;
2a. to kill or severely injure by striking;
b. to attack or afflict suddenly and injuriously;
3. to affect as if by striking.

timorous

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timorous
DEFINITION
adjective
1. of a timid disposition : fearful;
2. expressing or suggesting timidity.

knackered

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knackered
DEFINITION
adjective
: tired, exhausted.

perforce

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perforce
DEFINITION
adverb
: by force of circumstances.

rearguard

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rearguard
DEFINITION
adjective
: of or relating to resistance especially to sweeping social forces.

orthography

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orthography
DEFINITION
noun
1a. the art of writing words with the proper letters according to standard usage;
b. the representation of the sounds of a language by written or printed symbols;
2. a part of language study that deals with letters and spelling.

verboten

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verboten
DEFINITION
adjective
: forbidden; especially : prohibited by dictate.

hegira

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hegira
DEFINITION
noun
: a journey especially when undertaken to escape from a dangerous or undesirable situation : exodus.

inroad

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inroad
DEFINITION
noun
1. a sudden hostile incursion : raid;
2. an advance or penetration often at the expense of someone or something — usually used in plural.

exhort

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exhort
DEFINITION
verb
: to incite by argument or advice : urge strongly.

fantod

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fantod
DEFINITION
noun
1a. plural : a state of irritability and tension;
b. fidgets;
2. an emotional outburst : fit.