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virtue
moral excellence and righteousness; goodness
lamely
in a weak and unconvincing manner
paradox
a seemingly contradictory statement that may nonetheless be true
pedagogue
a schoolteacher; an educator
facility
ease in moving, acting, or doing; aptitude

informal: a restroom

a building or place that provides a particular service or is used for a particular industry
adrift
drifting or floating freely; not anchored
alienate
to cause to become unfriendly or hostile; estrange
arbitrary
determined by chance, whine, or impulse, and not by necessity, reason, or principle
demeaning
to conduct or behave oneself in a particular manner
overtones
an ulterior, usually implicit meaning or quality; an implication or a hint
vestiges
a visible trace, evidence, or sign of something that once existed but exists or appears no more
pagan
one who is not a Christian, Muslim, or Jew, especially a worshiper of a polytheistic religion
detriment
damage, harm, or loss
notion
a belief or opinion
essence
the most important ingredient; the crucial element
throes
a severe pang or spasm of pain, as in childbirth
narcissism
excessive love or admiration of oneself
fretful
inclined to be vexed or troubled; peevish
scrutiny
a close, careful examination or study
muster
to call (troops) together, as for inspection
lament
to express grief for or about; mourn
negate
to make ineffective or invalid; nullify
preen
to dress or groom (oneself) with elaborate care; primp
clamber
to climb with difficulty, especially on all fours; scramble
renounce
to give up (a title, for example), especially by formal announcement