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Virtue

noun - a particular moral excellence, or a standard of it; chastity, purity, especially in women
adjective - virtuous

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Taupe

adjective - a light brownish-gray color

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Gloat

verb - to regard with mean or greedy pleasure, greed, or exultation

4

Indict

verb - to charge with an offence or crime; to formally accuse with legal evidence
noun - indictment

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Legacy

noun - something handed down or inherited; money or property left by a will

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Mortify

to humiliate or shame; to discipline oneself by self-denial or punishment

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Patent

noun - a government document giving a person the right to profit from an invention
ALSO
verb - to acquire such a document
adjective - evident, obvious such as a "patent lie"
adverb - patently

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Patriarch

noun - the founder or leader of a tribe or family; a respected old man

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Wheedle

verb - to influence or persuade by using flattery or soothing, sweet words; to coax

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Lucrative

adjective - profitable

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Palazzo

noun (Italian) - a large, ornate building as a palace, museum, or official residence

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Inexorable

adjective - relentless; not to be moved by entreaty
adverb - inexorably

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Concede

verb - to admit to be true; to grant; to yield
noun - concession

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Arduous

adjective - difficult; laborious

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Finesse

noun - extreme delicacy or subtlety in performance, skill, discrimination; skill and adroitness in handling a difficult or highly sensitive situation
verb - to use (or bring about by) finesse or artifice

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Clangor

noun - a continuous clanging; a loud ringing sound, as of metal being hit

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Bovine

adjective - having qualities (as placidity or dullness) characteristic of oxen or cows

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Gracious

adjective - marked by kindness, courtesy; showing charm and good taste; graceful; merciful

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Xanadu

(always capitalized) noun - an idyllic, exotic or luxurious place (from "Kubla Khan". Samual Taylor Coleridge's poem)

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Enjoin

verb - to command, especially in law; to forbid or prohibit

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Invectives

noun - strong verbal abuse characterized by curses and insults