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unaccountable - unexplicable; impossible to account for; unreasonable or mysterious
civil - having to do with citizens; not military or religious; courteous and polite; Ex. married in a civil ceremony; Ex. civil strife/disorder/law; N. civility; CF. civic
virtue - goodness; moral excellence; good quality; advantage; Ex. by virtue of; Ex. make a virtue of necessity
secular - worldly; not pertaining to church matters or religion; temporal
consecrate - dedicate; sanctify; declare as sacred; Ex. consecrate one's life to helping the poor
crass - very unrefined; grossly insensible; crude and undiscriminating; Ex. crass behavior
viper - poisonous snake
palliate - ease pain (without curing); make less severe or offensive (a crime or illness)
disparate - basically different; impossible to compare; unrelated
nihilist - one who considers traditional beliefs to be groundless and existence meaningless; absolute skeptic; revolutionary terrorist; CF. nihilism: belief that nothing has meaning or value; belief that destruction of existing political or social institutions is necessary for future improvement