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virtue - goodness; moral excellence; good quality; advantage; Ex. by virtue of; Ex. make a virtue of necessity
quirk - sudden sharp turn or twist; startling twist; caprice; idiosyncrasy; peculiarity of behavior; Ex. by a quirk of fate
amity - friendship; peaceful relationship as between nations
construe - explain; interpret; Ex. construe her silence as meaning that she agreed; CF. misconstrue
condescend - (derog.) bestow courtesies with a superior air; descend to the level of one considered inferior
entreat - plead; ask earnestly
hypochondriac - person unduly worried about his health; worrier without cause about illness; ADJ. CF. hypochondria: neurosis that one is or is becoming ill; CF. abdomen
controvert - oppose with arguments; attempt to refute; contradict; ADJ. controversial; N. controversy
apparition - ghost; phantom
proselytize - (induce someone to) convert to a religion or belief; N. proselyte: new convert to a doctrine or religion