Monthly Archives: October 2004

supercilious

Feeling or showing haughty disdain or aloofness.

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reprove

To voice or convey disapproval of; rebuke.

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office

… 6. offices Chiefly British The parts of a house, such as the laundry and kitchen, in which servants carry out household work. 7. A usually beneficial act performed for another. Often used in the plural. 8. Ecclesiastical A ceremony, rite, or service, usually prescribed by liturgy, especially: a. The canonical hours. b. A prayer service in the Anglican Church, such as Morning or Evening Prayer. c. A ceremony, rite, or service for a special purpose, especially the Office of the Dead.

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austere

1. Severe or stern in disposition or appearance; somber and grave. 2. Strict or severe in discipline; ascetic: a desert nomad’s austere life. 3. Having no adornment or ornamentation.

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sinecure

A position or office that requires little or no work but provides a salary.

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abstemious

Eating and drinking in moderation.

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