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anoint - consecrate; put oil on (in a religious ceremony)
culprit - one guilty of a crime
consecrate - dedicate; sanctify; declare as sacred; Ex. consecrate one's life to helping the poor
beget - father; become the father of; produce; give rise to
rapacious - voracious; ravenous; taking everything one can; excessively grasping; plundering; subsisting on live prey; Ex. rapacious birds
construe - explain; interpret; Ex. construe her silence as meaning that she agreed; CF. misconstrue
erroneous - mistaken; wrong; incorrect
conceit - vanity or self-love; too high opinion of one's own value; extravagant metaphor (in poetry)
stodgy - dull; stuffy; boringly conservative; Ex. stodgy book
unobtrusive - inconspicuous; not blatant