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Friendliness, generosity and kindness

kindness

noun

kind behaviour, or kind feelings

generosity

noun

kindness, especially in giving things to people

hospitality

noun

friendly and generous behaviour towards visitors and guests, intended to make them feel welcome

warmth

noun

a kind and friendly quality in someone or something

consideration

noun

a kind way of behaving that shows you care about other people’s feelings and needs

support

noun

help and kindness that you give to someone who is having a difficult time

altruism

noun

a way of thinking or behaving that shows you care about other people and their interests more than you care about yourself

liberality

noun

the behaviour of someone who gives things or money in a generous way

solicitude

noun

behaviour that shows you care about someone’s health, feelings, safety etc

charity

noun

kindness that you show towards other people by not judging them or criticizing them too severely

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chicken raffle

any random process, such as a competition in which a name is drawn from a hat

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