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Chapter 16 Vocab.-Melebeck

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calumny
false and malicious misrepresentation of the words and actions of another, intended to injure his or her reputation
detraction
the action of taking away from a person's merit or reputation by disclosing another's true faults or sins. This is a sin against the 8th Commandment because each person has a right to his good name.
falsehood
that which is contrary to truth; the intentional making of untrue statements
flattery
attributes qualities that may not exist or which are exaggerated, usually for personal gain or favor
gravity
the weight or seriousness of a sin, sometimes influenced by circumstances and intentions
honor
respect or good reputation that is acquired through the practice of virtue or heroic acts. The quality that brings people to be quided by the most elevated moral norms.
martyrdom
the act of giving up one's lige for the Faith
objective truth
reality as it is, even outside a person's intellect and independent of his acknowledgment of its existence
rash judgement
a judgement that questions someone's character or concludes a moral defect without sufficient evidence
reparation
the act of "making up for" a sin or injustice to another person or group
reputation
the good or bad opinion commonly held about a person
slander
a maliciously flase statement or report in order to defame or injure a person; same as calumny
subjectivism
the philosophical theory that treats all knowledge as merely relative, denying the possibility of objective knowledge
tolerance
the practice of the virtue of patience with respect to the opinions or practices of others
truth
the correlation between the idea in one's mind and objective reality
veracity
truthfulness; the disposition of a person to tell the truth
theft
taking and keeping something that belongs to someone else for no reason
robbery
taking the property of someone else by force
covet
to desire wrongfully for something someone else owns
greed
excesively wanting material goods
avarice
passionate desire for riches that lesads one to gain and hoard wealth
envy
being unhappy with the fortune or success of someone else, jealousy