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cosmopolitan
1. including people from many different countries 2. worldly, at ease with different cultures
encore
extra or repeated performance
disinterested
having no interest in
congregation
group of people who have come together in a religious building for worship
alias
false or assumed name; pseudonym
dissuade
persuade someone against, talk out of, deter
affront
to offend, upset or insult; to face in defiance or confront
facetious
being funny or trying to be clever about a serious subject, flippant
arbiter
judge, decider
braggart
someone who boasts frequently
alleviate
lessen, soothe (from pain)
conjecture
conclusion formed on the basis of incomplete information
blasphemous
insulting a religion or religious entity; sacrilegious
brigand
n. robber, bandit
condone
1. accept, tolerate (morally bad) behaviour, 2. overlook, forgive, excuse 3. approve (usually with reluctance)
apostate
a deserter from religious group, political party, one's principles, or cause
hypocrisy
contradiction of one's own statements or values, pretense of having moral high ground etc.
hapless
adj. unlucky
enthrall
captivate
denizen
one who frequents a place
discretion
1. tact, the quality of being discreet; 2. freedom to decide or ability to choose the right option
disperse
scatter, spread over wide area; send off in many directions
curtail
cut short, put an end to
anomaly
outlier, something different from its surroundings
compliment
v. offer a positive opinion about
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