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Alaouite

Alawite

/ (ˈæləˌwiːt) /
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noun

a member of a Shiite sect of Syrian Muslims

adjective

of or relating to this sect

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The rainy weather could not ________ my elated spirits on my graduation day.
via French from Arabic, from 'alaoui upper, celestial, from 'ala (vb) to excel, surpass
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