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Virtue
a particular moral excellence, or a standard of it; chastity, purity, especially in women
Taupe
a brownish gray
Gloat
to regard with mean or greedy pleasure, greed, or exultation
Indict
to charge with an offense or a crime; to formally accuse with legal evidence
Legacy
something handed down or inherited; money or property left by a will.
Mortify
to humiliate or shame; to discipline oneself by self-denial or punishment
Patent
a government document giving a person the right to profit from an invention
Patriarch
the founder or leader of a tribe or family; a respected old man
Wheedle
to influence or persuade by using flattery or soothing, sweet words; to coax
Lucrative
profitable
Madrigal
a complex polyphonic 16th century vocal piece
Inexorable
relentless; not to be moved by entreaty
Concede
to admit to be true; to grant; to yield
Arduous
difficult; laborious
Finesse
extreme delicacy or subtlety in performance, skill, discrimination; skill and adroitness in handling a difficult or highly sensitive situation
Clangor
a continuous clanging; a loud ringing sound, as of metal being hit
Bovine
having qualities (as placidity or dullness) characteristic of oxen or cows
Gracious
marked by kindness, courtesy; showing charm and good taste; graceful
Xanadu
an idyllic, exotic, or luxurious place
Enjoin
to command, especially in law; to forbid or prohibit
Invectives
strong verbal abuse; curses, insults
Cumbersome
clumsy, burdensome; troublesome
Cavalcade
a formal parade of horsemen
Enjoin
to command, especially in law; to forbid or prohibit
Invectives
strong verbal abuse; curses, insults
Cumbersome
clumsy, burdensome; troublesome
Cavalcade
a formal parade of horsemen