27 terms

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adherence
following closely or exactly; devotion
appeal
earnest or urgent request
apprehensive
fearful or anxious, especially about the future
aptitude
ability or talent
chastise
to scold or punish severely
distraught
extremely worried and upset
enhance
to make better or more attractive
fret
worry unnecesarily or excessively
humiliation
strong feelings of embarrassment
infraction
a breaking of a law or rule
intrigue
to fascinate
ironic
not expected
nondescript
lacking distinctive qualities, ordinary
nurture
tend to the needs of someone, especially a child
remorse
deep and painful regret for wrongdoing
ritual
a set of actions that is always performed the same way as part of a religious ceremony
serene
calm, peaceful
suspense
apprehension about what is going to happen
hoard
to collect or keep things for future use
bewildered
confused, unsure
spouse
a husband or wife
sibling
a brother or sister
integrity
honor, morality
risk
something that may be OK but also may be dangerous
euthanasia
killing people because they are old or sick and no longer useful
infanticide
killing infants
precise
precision
specific, exact
a way of carefully doing something

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