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1

moderation

the avoidance of excess or extremes, especially in one's behavior or political opinions.

2

sentiments

a view of or attitude toward a situation or event; an opinion.

3

preferment

promotion or appointment to a position or office.

4

ridicule

the subjection of someone or something to contemptuous and dismissive language or behavior.

5

venerable

accorded a great deal of respect, especially because of age, wisdom, or character.

6

dispositions

a person's inherent qualities of mind and character.

7

parliamentary

relating to, enacted by, or suitable for a parliament.

8

exertions

physical or mental effort.

9

vex

make (someone) feel annoyed, frustrated, or worried, especially with trivial matters.

10

obtruding

become noticeable in an unwelcome or intrusive way.

11

solitude

the state or situation of being alone.

12

alliance

a union or association formed for mutual benefit, especially between countries or organizations.

13

casuistry

the use of clever but unsound reasoning, especially in relation to moral questions; sophistry.

14

logos

the Word of God, or principle of divine reason and creative order, identified in the Gospel of John with the second person of the Trinity incarnate in Jesus Christ.

15

claim

state or assert that something is the case, typically without providing evidence or proof.

16

enthrallment

the state of being fascinated.

17

shame

a painful feeling of humiliation or distress caused by the consciousness of wrong or foolish behavior.

18

wry

using or expressing dry, especially mocking, humor.

19

asyndeton

the omission or absence of a conjunction between parts of a sentence.

20

protrude

extend beyond or above a surface.