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Flashcards in 3-3 Deck (20):
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of a situation or condition) extremely bad, unpleasant, and degrading

abject

2

in a tasteful way

aesthetically

3

showing a disinterested and selfless concern for the well-being of others; unselfish.

altruistic

4

distress or embarrassment at having failed or been humiliated.

chagrin

5

kept secret or done secretively

clandestine

6

the state of feeling remorseful and penitent.

contrition

7

humble submission and respect

deference

8

expressing contempt or ridicule

derisive

9

a great difference

disparity

10

curious or unusual in a way that provokes dry amusement

droll

11

the quality of being cheerful and full of energy; exuberance

ebullience

12

erring or straying from the proper course or standards
traveling in search of adventure

errant

13

the painless killing of a patient suffering from an incurable and painful disease or in an irreversible coma. The practice is illegal in most countries

euthanasia

14

an oath or swear word

expletive

15

1. The doctrine that all events are predetermined by fate and are therefore unalterable.
2. Acceptance of the belief that all events are predetermined and inevitable.

fatalistic

16

arrogantly superior and disdainful

haughty

17

lack of piety or reverence, esp. for a god

impiety

18

(of a person or their tendencies) not able to be corrected, improved, or reformed

incorrigible

19

avoidance of activity or exertion; laziness.

indolence

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(of a person or action) innocent and unsuspecting.

ingenuousness