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::: scruple - hesitate for ethical reasons; fret about; Ex. She did not scruple to read his diary; N: uneasy feeling arising from conscience; conscience
::: sever - separate; cut off (a part) from a whole; break up (a relationship); N. severance; CF. severance pay: extra pay given an employee upon leaving a position
::: inexorable - relentless; unyielding; implacable; not capable of being changed by entreaty or efforts; Ex. inexorable price rises
::: glossary - brief explanation of words used in the text
::: flout - reject; mock; show contempt for; scorn; Ex. flout the rules
::: conformist - person who uncritically conforms to the customs of a group; OP. nonconformist: one who does not conform to accepted beliefs of norms
::: whine - complain (in a sad voice); make a high sad sound (as in pain or supplication)
::: prepossessing - attractive; CF. preoccupying ?
::: cavil - quibble; make frivolous objections; find fault unnecessarily
::: seep - pass slowly through small openings; ooze; trickle; N. seepage