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default - failure to act; failure to perform a task or be present; V.
deviate - turn away from (a principle, norm); move away from an accepted standard; swerve; depart; diverge; N. deviation; Ex. deviation of the path of light by a prism
piety - devoutness; reverence for God; ADJ. pious
lethargic - drowsy; dull; N. lethargy: state of sluggishness and inactivity
placate - pacify; bring peace to; conciliate; appease
revile - attack with abusive language; vilify(slander)
seethe - be violently disturbed; boil; (of a liquid) move about wildly as if boiling; Ex. The nation was seething with discontent.
console - lessen sadness or disappointment; give comfort; allay the sorrow of; N. consolation
fatalism - belief that events are determined by forces or fates beyond one's control; ADJ. fatalistic; CF. fatal: causing death
sobriety - moderation (especially regarding indulgence in alcohol); seriousness