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  1. Amoral -lacking a moral sense; unconcerned with the rightness or wrongness of something.

Synonyms -unprincipled, without standards, without morals etc.

Immoral– not conforming to accepted standards of morality.

Synonyms -unethical, bad, morally wrong, wrongful, wicked, evil, unprincipled, unscrupulous, dishonest etc.

2. Compose– (of elements) constitute or make up (a whole, or a specified part of it).

Synonyms – make up, constitute, form etc.

Comprise– consist of; be made up of.

Synonyms – consist of, be made up of, contain, take in, embrace, encompass etc.

3. Defy -openly resist or refuse to obey.

Synonyms – disobey, refuse to obey, go against, rebel against, flout, fly in the face of, thumb one’s nose at, disregard, ignore etc.

Deify –worship or regard as a god.

Synonyms – worship, revere, venerate, reverence etc.

4. Ordinance – an authoritative order.

Synonyms – edict, decree, law, injunction, fiat, command, order, rule, ruling, dictum, dictate, directive, mandate, enactment, statute etc.

Ordnance -a branch of government service dealing especially with military stores and materials.

Synonyms– arms, military supplies etc.

5. Dual – consisting of two parts, elements, or aspects.

Synonyms – double, twofold, binary etc.

Duel – a prearranged contest with deadly weapons between two people in order to settle a point of honors.

Synonyms – affair of honor, single combat etc.

6. Deface -spoil the surface or appearance of (something), for example by drawing or writing on it.

Synonyms – vandalize, disfigure, mar, spoil, ruin, deform, sully, tarnish, damage etc.

Efface -erase (a mark) from a surface.

Synonym– wipe out

7. Defuse – make (a situation) less tense or dangerous.

Synonyms – reduce, lessen, diminish, lighten, relieve, ease, alleviate, allay, moderate, mitigate etc.

Diffuse – spread out over a large area; not concentrated.

Synonyms -spread out, diffused, scattered, dispersed, not concentrated etc.

8. Casual -relaxed and unconcerned.

Synonyms -relaxed, friendly, natural, informal, unceremonious, unpretentious, easy-going, free and easy, uninhibited, open etc.

Causal -relating to or acting as a cause.

9. Vale -a valley (used in place names or as a poetic term).

Veil – a piece of fine material worn by women to protect or conceal the face.

10. Resource -a stock or supply of money, materials, staff, and other assets that can be drawn on by a person or organization in order to function effectively.

Synonyms – assets, funds, wealth, money, riches, capital, deep pockets etc.

Recourse – a source of help in a difficult situation.

Synonyms – option, possibility, alternative, possible course of action, resort, way out, hope, remedy, choice, expedient etc