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precept - practical rule guiding conduct; Ex. mother's precept
painstaking - taking pains; showing hard work; taking great care; very careful and through
comport - bear one's self; behave; Ex. comport oneself; N. comportment
goad - urge on; drive with a goad; cause (someone) to do something by continued annoyance; Ex. They goaded him into doing it by saying he was a coward; N: sharp-pointed stick for driving cattle; stimulus; CF. annoy continually
belie - contradict; give a false impression; disguise; Ex. The poor sales belied our high hopes; Ex. Her smile belies her true feeling of displeasure.
exemplary - serving as a model; outstanding; Ex. exemplary punishment/behavior; N. exemplar: typical example; model
luxuriant - abundant; growing healthily and in large amounts; excessively ornate; rich and splendid; fertile; Ex. luxuriant forests/prose; CF. luxurious, luxuriate
inopportune - untimely; inappropriate or ill-timed; poorly chosen
unexceptionable - entirely acceptable; not offering any basis for criticism
burnish - make shiny by rubbing; polish