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virtue - goodness; moral excellence; good quality; advantage; Ex. by virtue of; Ex. make a virtue of necessity
celibate - abstaining from sexual intercourse; unmarried; N. celibacy
lustrous - shining; brilliant; Ex. lustrous hair
eclectic - selective; composed of elements drawn from disparate sources; selecting individual elements from a variety of sources; N. eclecticism
subversive - tending to overthrow or ruin; V. subvert: overthrow completely (an established system); destroy completely; CF. undermine ?
climactic - relating to the highest point; N. climax; CF. climatic
barrage - barrier laid down by artillery fire; overwhelming profusion; large number of questions or statements; Ex. a barrage of criticism
crochet - make (a piece of needlework) by looping thread with a hooked needle; N. CF. crotchet
frisk - move about playfully; froric; ADJ. frisky: playful
fugitive - fleeting or transitory; lasting only a short time; roving(wandering); running away or fleeing as from the law; N: one who flees; Ex. fugitives at large