CHARACTER AND ETHICS VOCABULARY Slide 2 ACCOUNTABILITY Answerable. Capable of being explained. Slide 3 CHARACTER The combination of qualities or features that distinguishes one person, group, or thing from another. Slide 4 CITIZENSHIP The status of a citizen with its attendant duties, rights, and privileges. Slide 5 COOPERATION An act of cooperating. It is an association of persons for mutual benefit. Slide 6 COMPASSION The deep feeling of sharing the suffering of another in the inclination to give aid or support, or to show mercy. Slide 7 CREATIVITY Having the ability or power to create things Slide 8 DEPENDABILITY Capable of being depended upon. Trustworthy. Slide 9 DETERMINATION The act of making or arriving at a decision. Slide 10 DILIGENCE Long steady application to ones occupation or studies; persistent effort. Slide 11 ENDURANCE The act quality, or power of withstanding hardship or stress. Slide 12 ENTHUSIASM Rapturous interest or excitement, a subject or activity that inspires a lively interest. Slide 13 ETHICS The study of the general nature of morals and of the specific moral choices to be made by the individual in his relationship with others. Slide 14 FAITH A confident belief in the truth, value, or trustworthiness of a person, idea or thing. Slide 15 FORGIVENESS The act of forgiving; a pardon; Forgive means to excuse for a fault or offense. Slide 16 HONOR Esteem; respect; reverence, a reputation good name, credit. Slide 17 HONESTY The capacity or condition of being honest. Integrity. Trustworthiness. Slide 18 HUMILITY The quality or condition of being humble; lack of pride; modesty Slide 19 INTEGRITY Rigid adherence to a code of behavior; Probity. The state of being unimpaired; soundness. Completeness. Unity. Slide 20 JUSTICE Moral rightness; equity; honor, fairness. Slide 21 OBEDIENCE The quality or condition of being obedient; Obeying or carrying out a request, command, or the like. Slide 22 PATRIOTISM A person who loves, supports, and defends his country. Slide 23 PUNCTUALITY Act or arriving exactly at the time appointed; prompt. Slide 24 RESPECT To feel or show esteem for; to honor; to show consideration for; avoid violation of. Slide 25 RESPONSIBILITY The state, quality, or fact of being responsible; A thing or person that one is answerable for; a duty, obligation, or burden. Slide 26 SELF-CONTROL Control of ones emotions, desires, or actions by ones own will. Slide 27 SENSITIVITY The quality or condition of being sensitive; is usually employed for the personal tendency to be offended easily or to react readily to criticism. Slide 28 SINCERITY The quality or condition of being sincere. Presenting no false appearance, not hypocritical; true. Slide 29 TOLERANCE The capacity for or practice of allowing or respecting the nature, beliefs, or behavior of others; Leeway for variation from a standard. Slide 30 TRUTHFULNESS Consistently telling the truth; honest. Slide 31 VIRTUE The quality of moral excellence, righteousness, and responsibility; goodness. Slide 32 DEFINITIONS These definitions came out of the Red American Heritage Dictionary.