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benevolence
(noun) benevolence

He displayed his benevolence by donating his salary to charity.

-goodwill or the disposition to do good; an act of kindness or charity

Ex- donating to charity
Exemplary
(Adjective) Exemplary

His EXEMPLARY behavior was a model for all to follow

-serving as a model, deserving imitation; commendable

Ex. helping a old lady across the street
Reputable
(adjective) Exemplar

Because he was a REPUTABLE dealer, I had confidence iin his products

-respectable (good repute= good reputation)

Ex. lawyers, dealers, doctor
Gentility
(noun) genteel

the aristocracy is expected to behave with GENTILITY.

-refinement, politeness, respectablity; OR a memeber of the upper class

Ex. Queens
Decorum
(noun) (none)

A genteel person would always exhibit proper DECORUM.

-proper or good taste in action, speech, or dress

Ex. people at the Oscars, president, the dresses at high monarchies
Punctilious
(adjective) (none)

Cutting a diamond requires PUNCTILIOUS effort.

-very careful, meticulous, exact

Ex. sergeon when working, making a ship in a bottle
Candid
(adjective) Candor

If you ask for a CANDID response, be prepared for the result

-honest, frank, outspoken

Ex. If a wife asks if she is fat and the husband says yes
Veracity
(noun) (none)

Because of his VERACITY, he was cosidered a very trustworthy person.

-habitual honesty, truthfulness; OR accuracy or precision

Ex. "meet the parents", the father trys to see if the boyfriend is good for his daughter
Feasible
(adjective) (none)

It is not al all FEASIBLE to graduate from BHS without ever attending classes.

-practical, possible, or capable of being done

Ex. the way we are fighting terrorism it is not a practical way, we are only adding to the problem
Solace
(noun or verb) (none)

Family support can provide SOLACE during difficult times.

-give comfort to, console, lessen grief

Ex. after 9/11, when time of death, or finding comfort for yourself in the enviroment
Elation
(noun) (none)

Winning the lottery would cause you great ELATION.

-extreme happiness or joy

Ex. winning soccer game every olympics
Avidity
(noun) Avid

His AVIDITY eventually turned into an obsession.

-eagerness, great enthusaism, or greed

Ex. aim, watching tv, tobacco
Preoccupy
(verb) Preoccupation

He was preoccupied by the dramatic events on the news.

-to absorb or engross mentally

Ex. when people are preoccupied by love, school, tv, aim
Morale
(noun) (none)

The MORALE of the workers deteriorated when their salaries were cut.

-mental condition or state of mind

Ex. day off would help our morale, a breather to clear mind
Wary
(adjective) (none)

When walking in the dark alley, you should be very WARY.

-cautious, on guard against danger (wary of can mean suspicious of)

Ex. Wary about monster, war, president
Impunity
(noun) (none- almost always proceded by with)

Because he knew he would never get caught, he cheated with IMPUNITY.

-freedom from punishment, harm, or loss

Ex. terrorists, robers, theives