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Overwrought Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    overwrought adj : deeply agitated especially from emotion; "distraught with grief" [syn: distraught]
Overwrought Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Overwork \O`ver*work"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Overworkedor Overwrought; p. pr. & vb. n. Overworking.]
  1. To work beyond the strength; to cause to labor too much or too long; to tire excessively; as, to overwork a horse.
  2. To fill too full of work; to crowd with labor. My days with toil are overwrought. --Longfellow.
  3. To decorate all over.
Overwrought Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Overwrought \O`ver*wrought\, p. p. & a. from Overwork. Wrought upon excessively; overworked; overexcited.
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Supererogation (Late Lat. supererogatio, payment beyond what is due or asked, from super, beyond, erogare, to pay out, expend, ex, out, rogare, to ask) is the performance of more than is asked for, the action of doing more than duty requires. Supererogatory, in ethics, indicates an act that is good but not morally required to be done. It refers to an act that is more than necessary, when another course of action, involving less, would still be an acceptable action. It differs from a duty, which is an act that would be wrong not to do, and from acts that are morally equivalent. Supererogation may be considered as performing above and beyond a normative course of duty to further benefits and functionality.

In the theology of the Roman Catholic Church, "works of supererogation" (also called "acts of supererogation") are those performed beyond what God requires. For example, in 1 Corinthians 7, Saint Paul says that while everyone is free to marry, it is better to refrain from marriage and remain celibate to better serve God. The Roman Catholic Church holds that the counsels of perfection are supererogatory acts, which specific Christians may engage in above their moral duties. Similarly, it teaches that to determine how to act, one must engage in reasonable efforts to be sure of what the right actions are; after the reasonable action, the person is in a state of invincible ignorance and guiltless of wrongdoing, but to undertake more than reasonable actions to overcome ignorance is supererogatory, and praiseworthy.

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