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::: distrait - absentminded; distracted
::: virtue - goodness; moral excellence; good quality; advantage; Ex. by virtue of; Ex. make a virtue of necessity
::: impair - injure; hurt; damage
::: recite - repeat aloud (something learned); describe; Ex. recite his complaints; N. recitation
::: conscientious - scrupulous; through and careful; Ex. conscientious worker
::: sever - separate; cut off (a part) from a whole; break up (a relationship); N. severance; CF. severance pay: extra pay given an employee upon leaving a position
::: posthumous - after death (as of child born after father's death or book published after author's death); coming or occurring after one's death; Ex. posthumous fame/novel
::: subterfuge - stratagem(deceptive scheme); pretense; evasion; Ex. resort to a harmless subterfuge
::: elliptical - elliptic; oval; of an ellipse; containing an ellipsis; ambiguous either purposely or because key words have been left out
::: hubris - arrogance; excessive self-conceit