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sanctuary - place of refuge; shelter; shrine; holy place; Ex. The outlaw was granted sanctuary in the church.
monotheism - belief in one God
ponderous - having great weight; weighty; unwieldy; lacking lightness; dull; Ex. ponderous body/style of writing
filch - steal (things of small value)
slapdash - hasty and careless; haphazard; sloppy(carelessly done)
muted - silent; muffled; toned down; Ex. muted traffic noise
confound - confuse; puzzle
esoteric - hard to understand; known only to the chosen few, esp. initiates; N. esoterica
vitriolic - causing sharp pain to the mind; caustic; corrosive; sarcastic; of vitriol; N. vitriol: sulphuric acid (which burns flesh deeply); bitterly abusive expression; caustic expression; CF. glass
compute - reckon; calculate