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     p9-19
benefactor

     • a person who
       supports or helps a
       person, institution,
       etc, especially by
       giving money; patron
                  sacristy
• an apartment or
  building connected
  with a church, in
  which the sacred
  vessels or vestments
  are kept.
                   Ndjem
• an ethnic group
  inhabiting the rain
  forest zone of
  southern Cameroon
  and northern Republic
  of the Congo. The
  majority of Njyem are
  subsistence farmers.
assegai


    • the slender javelin or
      spear of the Bantu-
      speaking people of
      southern Africa.
                  glutton


• a person who eats
  and drinks
  excessively or
  voraciously.
scabies
    • a contagious skin
      disease occurring
      especially in sheep
      and cattle and also in
      humans, caused by
      the itch mite, which
      burrows under the
      skin.
                 mortars


• a bowl of hard-
  shaped material in
  which substances are
  pounded or ground.
                       grudge


• a feeling of ill will or
  resentment
crestfallen



      • dejected; dispirited;
        discouraged.
paten

   • a metal plate on
     which the bread is
     placed in the
     celebration of the
     Eucharist.
polygamous

     • the practice of having
       more than one wife or
       husband at the same
       time
                catechists
• a person appointed to
  instruct others in
  the principles of
  religion as a
  preparation for
  baptism
pulpy


   • having a soft or soggy
     consistency; fleshy
                   cassock


• an ankle-length
  garment, usually
  black, worn by priests
  and choristers
hulking


    • a bulky or ungainly
      person, object, or
      mass; clumsy
                     feinted
• a movement made in
  order to deceive an
  adversary; an attack
  aimed at one place or
  point merely as a
  distraction from
  the real place or point
  of attack
constable

     • an officer of
       the peace, having
       police and minor
       judicial functions,
       usually in a small
       town, rural district,
       etc.
orderlies


     • hospital attendants
       having general, non-
       medical duties
                redoubled


• to go back over; to
  make twice as great
veranda


    • large, open porch,
      usually roofed and
      partly enclosed

				
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