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virtue - goodness; moral excellence; good quality; advantage; Ex. by virtue of; Ex. make a virtue of necessity
flay - strip off skin; plunder; remove the skin from; criticize harshly
cremate - incinerate (a corpse); N. crematory, crematorium
indulge - yield to; gratify; allow oneself a special pleasure; Ex. indulge one's every whim/a child/in a big cigarette; N. indulgence
unwonted - unaccustomed; unusual; Ex. He arrived with unwonted punctuality.
annihilate - destroy
encomiastic - praising; eulogistic; N. encomium: very high praise; eulogy
comprise - include; consist of
query - inquiry; question; V.
crescendo - increase in the volume or intensity as in a musical passage; climax; CF. crescent