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Random nouns

September 25, 2011

Admonition: cautionary advice or mild criticism e.g. a grandmother giving an admonition to her grandchild

solidarity: complete unity in a group, as of opinion, purpose, interest, or feeling

amity: bond between two people/ countries that get along well

forbearance: 1. self-control; patient restraint 2. (law) the act by which a creditor extends time for payment of a debt or forgoes for a time the right to enforce legal action on the debt

-political rapprochement: establishing, or esp. a restoring, of harmony and friendly relations

renegade: 1. a person who abandons one religion for another; apostate 2. a person who abandons a party, movement, etc. and goes over to the other side; traitor; turncoat

-give credence to rumours: make more believable

fracas: a noisy, disorderly disturbance or fight; riotous brawl; uproar.

lacunas: 1. a gap or missing part, as in a manuscript, series, or logical argument; hiatus. 2.

Anatomy . one of the numerous minute cavities in the substance of bone, supposed to contain nucleate cells.

3.

Botany . an air space in the cellular tissue of plants.

rout: dispersal of a defeated force in complete disorder

anathema: 1. a person or thing detested or loathed: That subject is anathema to him. 2.

a person or thing accursed or consigned to damnation or destruction.

3.

a formal ecclesiastical curse involving excommunication.

4. 

any imprecation of divine punishment.

5. 

a curse; execration.-

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