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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
gradation - series of gradual stages; degree in such a progression
plumage - feathers of a bird;
pendant - (pendent) hanging down from something; pending; N: ornament (hanging from a necklace etc.)
broil - cook by direct heat; N.
chasm - abyss; very deep crack
institutionalize - make into an institution; put or confine in an institution
nadir - lowest point; point on the celestial sphere diametrically opposite the zenith
depreciate - lessen in value; belittle; represent as of little value
atavism - resemblance to remote ancestors rather than to parents; reversion to an earlier type; throwback; ADJ. atavistic