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A secret society founded at the University of Maryland within the Greek community. This society was founded on the following seven virtues:

Kindness, Sincerity, Passion, Justice, Courage, Perseverance, Growth
This society does not seek recognition for itself, but rather seeks to recognize those who exemplify these virtues.

Arete drops off letters and gifts in order to recognize those they feel live out their virtues.
by arete7 May 16, 2009
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This word came from the Greeks. It meas Striving for excellence.
Arête got in they way of Billy when he would not help his friend because he did not want to be embarrased.
by Ben B March 06, 2005
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Arete is an organization located on the Realms of Despair - a free Smaug based MUD filled with Endless Medieval Enjoyment.

The Order of Arete upholds a commitment to maintain a sense of community while collectively aspiring to reach the highest human potential at all times.
"I heard you joined Arete."

"Yeah, I wanted to find a way to get involved again."

"Sounds great, where can I sign up?"
by K. Cloud Kicker December 30, 2012
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