obsequious (adj.): obedient; dutiful.
prescient (n.): knowledge of things before they exist or happen; foreknowledge; foresight.
bordello (n.): a brothel.
priapic (adj.): characterized by or emphasizing a phallus.
proclivities (n.): natural or habitual inclination or tendency; propensity; predisposition.
affable (adj.): pleasantly easy to approach and to talk to; friendly; cordial; warmly polite.
harridan (n.): a scolding, vicious woman; hag; shrew.
intransigence (n., adj.): refusing to agree or compromise; uncompromising; inflexible.
insular (adj.): dwelling or situated on an island.
nominal (adj.): being such in name only; so-called; putative.
disinter(red) (v.): to take out of the place of interment; exhume; unearth.
ascetic (n.): a person who dedicates his or her life to a pursuit of contemplative ideals and practices extreme self-denial or self-mortification for religious reasons.
calumniated (v.): to make false and malicious statements about; slander.
canonize (v.): to consider or treat as sacrosanct or holy.
interdict (n.): any prohibitory act or decree of a court or an administrative officer; a punishment by which the faithful, remaining in communion with the church, are forbidden certain sacraments and prohibited from participation in certain sacred acts; a general or special order of the Roman praetor forbidding or commanding an act, esp. in cases involving disputed possession.
sacramental (adj.): powerfully binding.
iniquitous (adj.): characterized by injustice or wickedness; wicked; sinful.
promulgate (v.): to make known by open declaration; publish; proclaim formally or put into operation (a law, decree of a court, etc.).
diocese (n.): an ecclesiastical district under the jurisdiction of a bishop.
obdurate (adj.): stubbornly resistant to moral influence; persistently impenitent.
effigy (n.): a crude representation of someone disliked, used for purposes of ridicule.
coterie (n.): a group of people who associate closely.