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    • Vocabulary
      William Bradford: “On Plymouth Plantation”
    • profane
      to treat something sacred with abuse, irreverence, or contempt:
      He profaned the church by arriving drunk.
    • execrations
      the act of cursing or denouncing; also the curse so uttered :
      Upon discovering that someone had stolen his golf bag, he let loose a volley of execrations.
    • consultation
      the act of asking for advice or thought; conferring :
      The town decided to close the park without any consultation with town residents.
    • relent
      to stop resisting, to give in:
      Our request was initially refused, but the teacher relented and gave us another chance.
    • confederates
      allies: accomplices:
      The police were able to track down his confederates once the thief started talking.
    • haughty
      (snobbish;  blatantly and disdainfully proud :
      The cheerleader rejected his offer with a haughty flip of her head.
    • reproved
      to scold or correct usually gently or with kindly intent; censure:
      The teacher reproved the student for being late.
    • sundry
      miscellaneous; various parts not important enough to be named individually:
      Sundry persons came to the first meeting.
    • discourse
      verbal interchange of ideas; conversation:
      He likes to engage in lively discourse with his visitors.
    • comprised
      to be made up of
      The play is comprised of three acts.