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ethos - underlying character of a culture, group, etc.; character or ideas peculiar to a specific person, group, or culture; Ex. the company ethos
buttress - support; prop up; N. stationary structure to support wall; Ex. flying buttress
pare - cut away the outer covering or skin of (with a knife); trim; Ex. pare apples/expenses
remission - temporary moderation (of disease symptoms); remitting of a debt or punishment; cancelation of a debt; pardon; Ex. The disease went into remission; Ex. Christians pray for the remission of sins.
addiction - compulsive habitual need
obfuscate - confuse; muddle; cause confusion; make needlessly complex; make so confused as to be difficult to understand
inveigle - deceive; lead astray by deception; wheedle(cajole); Ex. inveigle her into joining the club; CF. interest dishonestly
infraction - violation (of a rule or regulation); breach
amass - collect (gradually, in a very large amount)
aureole - sun's corona; halo; bright circle of light