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Alacrity

Cheerful willingness

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Aversion

Strong dislike, repugnance

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Involuntary

Not done on one's free will

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Loath

Unwilling; disclined

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Loathe

Have an intense aversion to

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Volition

Wi

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Acclivity

Upward slope; ant. Declivity

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Acme

Highest point; pinnacle; summit

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Apogee

Farthest point on earth in orbit

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Climactic

Arranged in order of increasing force and interest

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Consummate

Perfect; superb

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Eminence

High rank

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Eminent

Standing out

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Ethereal

Of heavens; celestial; airy

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Exalt

Lift up with joy

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Precipice

Very steep or overhanging place

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Precipitous

Steep as precipice

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Preeminent

Standing out above others

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Sublimate

Redirect the energy of a persons bad impulses to good channels

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Sublime

Elevated; noble

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Vertex

Farthest point opposite the base

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Zenith

Highest point; culmination

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Abject

Deserving contempt, sunk to a low

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Abysmal

Deep; profound

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Abyss

Bottomless depth

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Anticlimax

Abrupt decline from the dignified or important to the trivia or ludicrous

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Chasm

Deep breach, wide gap

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Declivity

Downward slope (ant. Declivity)

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Dregs

Most worthless part

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Earthy

Down to earth, realistic; coarse

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Humble

Courteously respectful

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Humiliate

Lower the pride or position of

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Humility

Freedom from pride; humbleness

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Meni

Low; mean; subservient; servile

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Nadir

Lowest point (ant. Zenith)

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Plumb

Get to the bottom of; fathom

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Profound

Very deep; intellectually deep

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Ravine

Deep; narrow gorge