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::: plethora - excess; overabundance; Ex. a plethora of excuses
::: concede - admit; acknowledge as being true (often reluctantly); yield; grant; Ex. concede a goal
::: humanitarian - one devoted to the promotion of human welfare; CF. humanism
::: impiety - irreverence; lack of respect for God or piety
::: espouse - adopt; support (an idea or aim); marry; N. espousal
::: venue - location; place (of a crime, trial, gathering, etc.); CF. come
::: relinquish - give up something (with reluctance); yield; release; Ex. relinquish power/the claim to the land/his hold on my arm
::: retroactive - taking effect before its enactment (as a law) or imposition (as a tax); (of a law) having effect on the past as well as the future
::: lampoon - ridicule; N: written attack ridiculing or satirizing a person, group, or institution
::: automaton - mechanism that imitates actions of humans; machine that works by itself