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  1. Antebellum
    existing before a war; existing before the American Civil War
  2. Candid
    free from bias, prejudice, or malice
  3. Denigrate
    • 1: to attack the reputation of
    • 2: to deny the importance or validity of
  4. Diffident
    hesitant in acting or speaking through lack of self-confidence
  5. Enfranchise
    • 1: to set free (as from slavery)
    • 2: to admit to the privileges of a citizen and especially to the right of suffrage
  6. Integrity
    firm adherence to a code of especially moral or artistic values
  7. Infrastructure
    • 1: the underlying foundation or basic framework (as of a system or organization)
    • 2: the permanent installations required for military purposes
  8. Mundane
    • 1: of, relating to, or characteristic of the world
    • 2: characterized by the practical, transitory, and ordinary
  9. Myriad
    • 1: ten thousand
    • 2: a great number
  10. Nomenclature
    • 1: name, designation
    • 2: the act or process or an instance of naming
  11. Propensity
    an often intense natural inclination or preference
  12. Philander
    to have casual or illicit sex with a woman or with many women
  13. Ramification
    the act or process of branching; consequence, outgrowth
  14. Substrate
    the base on which an organism lives
  15. Winnow
    • 1: to remove (as chaff) by a current of air
    • 2: to free of unwanted or inferior elements

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