Chapter 3

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  1. Allusion
    1 : an implied or indirect reference especially in literature; also : the use of such references

    2 : the act of making an indirect reference to something : the act of alluding tosomething
  2. Altruistic
    1 : unselfish regard for or devotion to the welfare of others

    2 : behavior by an animal that is not beneficial to or may be harmful to itself but that benefits others of its species
  3. Appease
    1 : to bring to a state of peace or quiet : calm
  4. Arbitrary
    1 : depending on individual discretion (as of a judge) and not fixed by law<the manner of punishment is arbitrary>

    2 a : not restrained or limited in the exercise of power : ruling by absoluteauthority <an arbitrary government>
  5. Assail
    • : to attack violently with blows or words
    • attack
  6. Banal
    : lacking originality, freshness, or novelty : trite
  7. Euphemism
    : the substitution of an agreeable or inoffensive expression for one that mayoffend or suggest something unpleasant; also : the expression so substituted
  8. Mercenary
    1 : serving merely for pay or sordid advantage : venal; also : greedy

    2 : hired for service in the army of a foreign country
  9. Syndrome
    a group of signs and symptoms that occur together and characterize a particular  abnormality or condition
  10. Taint
    1 : to contaminate morally : corrupt <scholarship tainted by envy>

    2 : to affect with putrefaction : spoil3 : to touch or affect slightly with something bad <persons tainted with prejudice>

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