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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.
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  • consultation
    the act of asking for advice or thought; conferring :
    The town decided to close the park without any consultation with town residents.
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  • 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.