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instructive

useful and informative.

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propriety

the state or quality of conforming to conventionally accepted standards of behavior or morals.

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infirmity

physical or mental weakness.

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indulge

allow oneself to enjoy the pleasure of.

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pathos

a quality that evokes pity or sadness.

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conditional

subject to one or more conditions or requirements being met; made or granted on certain terms.

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zealous

having or showing zeal.

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paranoia

a mental condition characterized by delusions of persecution, unwarranted jealousy, or exaggerated self-importance, typically elaborated into an organized system. It may be an aspect of chronic personality disorder, of drug abuse, or of a serious condition such as schizophrenia in which the person loses touch with reality.

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indifferent

having no particular interest or sympathy; unconcerned.

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anaphora

the use of a word referring to or replacing a word used earlier in a sentence, to avoid repetition, such as do in I like it and so do they.

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esteem

respect and admiration, typically for a person.

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reposed

be lying, situated, or kept in a particular place.

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allusion

an expression designed to call something to mind without mentioning it explicitly; an indirect or passing reference.

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swindlers

a person who uses deception to deprive someone of money or possessions.

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decency

behavior that conforms to accepted standards of morality or respectability.

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parallelism

the state of being parallel or of corresponding in some way.

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coopering

make or repair (a cask or barrel).

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pathetic

arousing pity, especially through vulnerability or sadness.

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conception

the forming or devising of a plan or idea.

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resolution

a firm decision to do or not to do something.