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::: ordination - ceremony conferring holy orders; ceremony of ordaining a priest
::: oblique - indirect; slanting (deviating from the perpendicular or from a straight line); Ex. oblique reference
::: concession - an act of yielding; conceding; something conceded; point, right, etc. given unwillingly; privilege of maintaining a business in a certain place; Ex. oil concessions in the North sea; CF. concessionaire
::: estimable - (of a person) worthy of esteem; admirable; deserving esteem; possible to estimate
::: polar - of a pole; characterized by opposite extremes; Ex. polar opposites
::: opprobrium - infamy; disgrace arising from shameful conduct; vilification(slander); scorn; contempt; Ex. opprobrium hurled against him; ADJ. opprobrious: expressing contempt; shameful or infamous
::: clapper - striker (tongue) of a bell
::: paraphernalia - equipment; odds and ends used in a particular activity; personal belongings; Ex. photographic paraphernalia; CF. married woman's property exclusive of her dowry
::: deviate - turn away from (a principle, norm); move away from an accepted standard; swerve; depart; diverge; N. deviation; Ex. deviation of the path of light by a prism
::: leaven - add leaven to; cause to rise or grow lighter; enliven; N: agent, such as yeast, that causes dough to rise (by fermentation); element that lightens or enlivens