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1

Aloof

apart; reserved;
at a distance, especially in feelings or interest in something; apart

2

Apprehension

fear
anticipation of something bad happening
the act of understanding something
acceptance of information without judgement

3

Assuage

ease or lessen (pain); satisfy hunger); soothe (anger)
to make mild or less severe; relive; ease; mitigate
to appease; satisfy; allay; relieve
to soothe, calm, or mollify

4

Contentious

quarrelsome;
tending to arguing or strife; quarrelsome

characterized by argument or controversy

5

Diligence

steadiness of effort; persistent hard work;
constant and earnest effort to accomplish something

6

Elucidate

explain; enlighten
to make clear; throw light upon; explain

7

Elusive

evasive; baffling; hard to grasp
1. eluding clear perception to complete mental grasp; hard to express or define

8

Fanaticism

excessive zeal; extreme devotion to believe or cause;
being fanatical in spirit or conduct; extreme behavior

9

Gravity

seriousness; serious or critical nature

serious of dignified behavior

the force of attraction that causes things to fall toward the center of earth

heaviness of weight

10

Hypocritical

pretending to be virtuous
pretense of having beliefs or principles that you don't actually have
ex. Pretending to be a nice person and then doing mean things when people aren't watching

11

Illicit

illegal;
not legally permitted or authorized; unlicensed; unlawful
disapproved of or not permitted for moral or ethical reasons ex. It wasn't against the law to lie to his parents, but it was illicit.

12

Induce

persuade; bring about;
to lead or move by persuasion; to get someone to do something by persuading them

to bring about, produce, or cause

13

Mollify

soothe
To soften in feeling or temper, as a person; pacify; appease
to mitigate or reduce; soften

14

Ominous

threatening;
portending evil or harm, foreboding; threatening
indicating the nature of a future event, for good or evil; having an omen

15

Profound

deep; not superficial; complete
Deep thinking regarding subjects or knowledge, a deep understanding
originating in or penetrating to the depths of one's being
being or going far beneath the external or obvious

16

Quell

extinguish; put down; quiet;
to suppress; put an end to; extinguish

To vanquish, subdue

To quiet or allay;
ex. The child's mom read him a bedtime story to quell his fears about monsters under the bed.

17

Scrutinize

examine closely and critically;
to examine something in great detail or with careful or critical attention

18

Sluggish

slow; lazy; lethargic;
not quick to take action; lacking in energy; lazy
slow to act or respond

19

Terse

concise; abrupt; pithy
neatly or effectively concise; brief and pithy, as a language

abruptly concise; curt; abrupt

20

Tranquility

calmness; peace;
calmness; peacefulness; quiet; serenity