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Chattel

Moveable article of personal property. Slave

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Depravity

The act if making something morally bad or evil. Corrupt

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Precept

Commandment or direction given as a rule of action or conduct. Moral conduct. A warrant

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Bestow

To present as a gift. To out to some use. Apply. To provide quarters for

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Emancipation

The act of freeing from restraint. Influence. Freeing a slave from bondage

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Denunciation

Public censure or condemnation. An accusation of crime before a public prosecutor. Warning of impending evil

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Valuation

The act of estimating or setting the value of something. Awareness or acknowledgement of the quality

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Profligate

Utterly and shamelessly immoral or dissipated. Recklessly prodigal or extravagant

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Callous

Hardened. Insensitive. Indifferent. Having a callus

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Dissipation

The act of dispersion. Waste by misuse. Dissolute way of living

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Sufficiency

Adequacy. A sufficient number or amount. Enough.

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Subsist

To exist or continue. Remain alive on food or recourses

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Copyist

Person who copies. An imitator

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Pretensions

Laying of a claim of something.

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Pernicious.

Causing insidious harm or ruin. Ruin our. Injurious. Evil

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Brute

Nonhuman creature. Insensitive or crude person

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Languished

To become weak or feeble. Fade. Undergo neglect. To pine with desire or longing

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Ague

A malarial fever that includes chills and sweating fits and pains in bones or joints

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Turbid

Not clear or transparent. Cloudy. Thick or sense. Confused. Muddled. Disturbed.

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Epoch

Particular period of time marked by distinctive features events etc. a memorable date

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Quailed

To lose heart of courage in difficulty or danger

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Imbue

To inspire with feelings opinions etc. to saturate with moisture or color

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Exculpatory

To clear from a charge of guilt or fault. Free from blame. Vindicate

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Fetter

Chain or shackle place on the feet. Anything that confines or restrains

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Refinement

Elegance in feeling taste manner or language. Subtle point or distinction

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Habiliments

Clothing. Clothes worn in a particular profession