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Ostracism

Ostracism [  OS-truh'-siz-uh'm  ]
 noun ]
 MEANING :
 1. (n.) banishment
2. (n.) disgrace or exclusion from a group by popular vote
2. (n.) (ancient Greece) temporary banishment by means of popular vote
 USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :
 The ostracism he faced at work because he belonged to a particular caste was, indeed, shameful.

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