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palliations

to relieve or lessen without curing; mitigate; alleviate. to try to mitigate or conceal the gravity of (an offense) by excuses, apologies, etc.; extenuate.

2

ethos

the characteristic spirit of a culture, era, or community as manifested in its beliefs and aspirations.

3

refute

prove (a statement or theory) to be wrong or false; disprove.

4

zeal

great energy or enthusiasm in pursuit of a cause or an objective.

5

ambivalence

the state of having mixed feelings or contradictory ideas about something or someone.

6

forthright

(of a person or their manner or speech) direct and outspoken; straightforward and honest.

7

effusive

expressing feelings of gratitude, pleasure, or approval in an unrestrained or heartfelt manner.

8

polysyndeton

Polysyndeton is a literary technique in which conjunctions (e.g. and, but, or) are used repeatedly in quick succession, often with no commas, even when the conjunctions could be removed.

9

extrude

thrust or force out.

10

frailty

the condition of being weak and delicate.

11

demireps

a woman whose chastity is considered doubtful.

12

morality

principles concerning the distinction between right and wrong or good and bad behavior.

13

enumeration

the action of mentioning a number of things one by one.

14

cartwrighting

A wainwright or cartwright is a trades person skilled in the making and repairing of wagons and carts. The word wainwright is the combination of the archaic words "wain" (a large wagon for farm use) and "wright" (a worker or maker), originating from the Old English wægnwyrhta.

15

rapturous

characterized by, feeling, or expressing great pleasure or enthusiasm.

16

recurrence

the fact of occurring again.

17

temperance

abstinence from alcoholic drink.

18

industry

economic activity concerned with the processing of raw materials and manufacture of goods in factories.

19

humility

a modest or low view of one's own importance; humbleness.

20

negligent

failing to take proper care in doing something.