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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
tribunal - court of justice
materialism - preoccupation with physical comforts and things; excessive regard for worldly concerns (rather than spiritual matters)
stupor - state of being stupefied; state of apathy; daze; lack of awareness
temperate - moderate; restrained; self-controlled; moderate in respect to temperature; CF. temperance: moderation and self-restraint; abstinence of alcoholic drinks; Ex. temperance society
invidious - designed to create ill will or envy; tending to rouse ill will or envy; Ex. invidious comparison
lancet - small surgical tool for making incisions
purported - alleged; claimed; reputed or rumored; Ex. purported Satanists
preempt - prevent in advance; head off(forestall); forestall by acting first; appropriate for oneself before others; supplant; take the place of; displace; Ex. preempt any attempts; ADJ. preemptive
comely - attractive; agreeable; having a pleasing appearance