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vicissitude - change (esp. from good to bad); change of fortune; CF. the last emperor of China
virtue - goodness; moral excellence; good quality; advantage; Ex. by virtue of; Ex. make a virtue of necessity
woeful - sad; (of something bad) deplorable; deplorably bad; Ex. woeful housing conditions
gratify - please; satisfy; Ex. gratify a desire
astute - wise; shrewd; keen; seeing quickly something that is to one's advantage
murky - dark and gloomy; thick with fog; vague; Ex. murky night/fog; N. murk: partial or complete darkness; gloom
decorous - proper (in behavior, conduct, or appearance)
exemplary - serving as a model; outstanding; Ex. exemplary punishment/behavior; N. exemplar: typical example; model
jaundiced - yellowed; prejudiced (envious, hostile, or resentful) from long and disappointing experience of human affairs; Ex. with a jaundiced eye
pristine - unspoiled; remaining in a pure state; characteristic of earlier times; primitive; Ex. an old book in pristine condition