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Oddly flat appeal with high confidence (5)

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faith

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'confidence' is the definition.
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'oddly flat appeal with high' is the wordplay.
'oddly' means one should take alternating letters (letters in the odd-numbered positions are used).
'appeal' becomes 'it'.
'with' means one lot of letters go next to another.
'high' becomes 'h' (this could be a standard abbreviation I've not previously seen).
The alternating letters of 'flat' are 'fa'.
'fa'+'it'+'h'='FAITH'

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(Other definitions for faith that I've seen before include "Total trust", "Unshakeable belief", "Staunch trust", "religion", "Strong belief in a supernatural power".)

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