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Ignomonious

a condition of great public shame, dishonor, and humiliation; shameful; disgraceful; humiliating or embarrassing; bearing public shame and contempt; EMBARESSING(CHAGRIN AND ABASH)

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Disengenuous

giving a false appearance of honesty; deceptive and not straightforward or candid/frank

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Indelible

impossible to remove, erase, or wash away; memorable; lasting/unforgettable

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Equanimity

emotional calmness and composure in times of stress; APLOMB(self confidence and composed); collected and calm

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Mellifluous(mel-if-luous)

a sound that is full and sweet and thus pleasing to hear.; sweet sounding and harmonious

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Ethereal(ih-theer-ee-uh l)

very delicate; airy and light; exquisitely refined; elegant; graceful; fragile

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Bastion

a stronghold or fortification; a group or place that defends a way of life; a protector or defender

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Amalgam

a BLEND of different elements; a mixture or a blend; a SYNTHESIS; a combination

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Entrenched

solidly established, dug in; strongly ingrained.

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Cupidity

extreme greed for material wealth; characterized by AVARICE; greed for money or possessions; RAPACITY(aggressive greed); materialism

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AVARICE

extreme greed for wealth or material gain/possession; materialism

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Genteel

well mannered, polite, proper [people]; [a] respectable [man]

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extrapolate

to estimate or infer or make an opinion

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Chauvinism(shoh-vuh-niz-uh m)

dedication to a cause; aggressive patriotism;biased devotion to any group, attitude, or cause

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autonomy

self-rule