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context - writings preceding and following the passage quoted; circumstance in which an event occurs
scruple - hesitate for ethical reasons; fret about; Ex. She did not scruple to read his diary; N: uneasy feeling arising from conscience; conscience
espouse - adopt; support (an idea or aim); marry; N. espousal
askance - with a sideways or indirect look (with disapproval or distruct); Ex. look askance at
pinnace - small boat
optional - not compulsory; left to one's choice; N. option: act of choosing; choice; freedom or power to choose; something available as a choice; Ex. have no option; Ex. two options
elicit - draw out fact or information (by discussion or from someone)
cupidity - greed (for wealth); CF. cupid; CF. Cupid
invective - abuse
restitution - returning something (lost or stolen) to the rightful owner; reparation; indemnification; compensation for loss, damage, or injury