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virtue - goodness; moral excellence; good quality; advantage; Ex. by virtue of; Ex. make a virtue of necessity
officious - meddlesome; excessively pushy in offering one's services; overly eager in offering unwanted services or advices; Ex. officious bellboy
patrician - noble; aristocratic; N: person of high rank; aristocrat; CF. member of the governing classes in ancient Rome; CF. plebian
machinations - evil schemes or plots; schemes or plots to achieve an evil end; V. machinate
encipher - encode; convert a message into code; put into cipher
prophylactic - used to prevent disease; N: something prophylactic; condom; N. prophylaxis: prevention of disease
invective - abuse
perspicuity - clearness of expression; freedom from ambiguity
rote - repetition; memorization through repetition without understanding; Ex. learn poetry by rote
disclose - reveal; N. disclosure