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paradigm - model; example that serves as a model; pattern; list of all the inflectional forms of a word
virtue - goodness; moral excellence; good quality; advantage; Ex. by virtue of; Ex. make a virtue of necessity
deference - courteous regard for another's wish; courteous yielding to another's wish or opinion (showing respect); ADJ. deferential; OP. effrontery
deputize - work or appoint as a deputy; N. deputy: person who has the power to take charge when the leading person is away
rarefied - made less dense (of a gas); V. rarefy: make less dense; N. rarefaction
bolster - support; reinforce
ecclesiastic - ecclesiastical; pertaining to the church; N: minister; priest; cleric; clergyman
queasy - experiencing nausea; nauseated; easily nauseated; squeamish; Ex. feel a little queasy
antecedents - preceding events that influence what comes later; ancestors or early background
exigency - urgent situation; ADJ. exigent