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Word: amoral

Definition: nonmoral; having no understanding of right and wrong


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::: lance - pierce with a lance; cut into; N: spearlike weapon
::: gouge - overcharge (with high price); extort from; Ex. gouge the public; CF. usury
::: gerontocracy - government ruled by old people
::: irresolute - uncertain how to act; weak; lacking in resolution; indecisive; N. irresolution
::: rhetoric - art of effective communication; art of using language effectively and persuasively; style of speaking or writing; grandiloquent language; Ex. political rhetoric; ADJ. rhetorical; CF. rhetorical question: question to which no answer is expected as ``Who knows it ?''
::: excerpt - selected passage (written or musical) taken from a longer work; V.
::: genesis - beginning; origin
::: repast - meal; feast; banquet
::: tendentious - promoting a particular point of view; biased; having an aim; designed to further a cause; Ex. tendentious rather than truth-seeking; CF. tend: move in a certain direction
::: torpor - lethargy; sluggishness; dormancy; ADJ. torpid: lethargic; lazy; inactive; (of an animal) dormant; hibernating