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valor - bravery; ADJ. valiant: possessing valor; brave
larceny - theft; Ex. petit larceny
gainsay - deny
meretricious - flashy; tawdry; attractive on the surface but of no real value; Ex. metericious argument/jewel; CF. prostitute
degenerate - become worse in quality; deteriorate; ADJ: having become worse; Ex. a degenerate species; N: depraved or corrupt person
precept - practical rule guiding conduct; Ex. mother's precept
ascetic - practicing self-denial; avoiding physical pleasures and comforts; austere; Ex. ascetic life of Buddhist monks; N. asceticism
mulct - defraud a person of something; swindle; Ex. mulct the boy of his legacy
inculcate - teach (ideas or principles); instill
wrongheaded - stubbornly wrong