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altruistic

Unselfishly concerned for the welfare of others, generous

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Ambivalent

having contrary feelings or attitude, uncertain as to course of action

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Angular

Lean; sharp cornered; gaunt

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Arrogant

Overbearingly assuming; insolently proud

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Aversion

Strong disinclination, disliking

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Discern

TO differentiate between two or more things

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Disdain

Intense dislike; to treat with scorn or contempt, to reject as unworthy

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Disparage

TO degrade, to speak of someone or something in a derogatory manner

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Disparity

Inequality, the condition or fact of being unequal in age, rank, or degree

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Embellish

To decorate, to make beautiful with ornamentation

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Engender

To cause, to produce, to create

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Innocuous

Harmless, producing no injury

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Insipid

Boring and stupid

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Lament

To mourn or to express sorrow in a demonstrative manner

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Laud

To praise, to extol

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Obscure

Difficult to see, vague

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Ostentatious

Showy, pretentious

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Prodigal

Wasteful, a person given to extravagance

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Repudiate

To reject, to disown, to disavow

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Reticence

Restraint in speech, reluctance to speak

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Revere

To honor, to regard with respect

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Serene

Calm, placid

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Subtle

Delicate, elusive, not obvious

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Superfluous

Beyond what is needed or required, an overflow

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Taciturn

Quiet, not verbose

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Antithesis

A direct opposite, a contrast

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Ascend

To move upward, to rise from a lower station

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Austere

Strict, stern; unadorned, ascetic

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Autonomous

Independent, self-contained

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Banal

Common, ordinary, lacking freshness, hackneyed

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Benign

Not causing harm, of gentle disposition, beneficial

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Capricious

Changing suddenly, fickle

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Dawdle

To waste time, to spend time idly, to move in a lackadaisical manner

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Defamation

Act of harming or ruining another's reputation

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Esoteric

Understood only by a small group or a select few

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Exacerbate

To aggravate, to irritate, to vex

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Extol

To praise, to glorify

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Fastidious

Reflecting a meticulous or demanding attitude, critical to an extreme

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Furtive

Secret in an underhanded way, stealthy

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Gregarious

Sociable and outgoing

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Hypocrite

One who is insincere or deceitful (republicans)

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Innate

Existing from birth, inborn

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Lethargic

Sluggish, languid

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Melancholy

Depression of spirits

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Opaque

Not allowing the passage of light, not transparent; hard to understand

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Prolific

Abundantly fruitful, marked by great productivity

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Reprove

To scold or to rebuke for a Misdeed usually with kindly intend

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Symmetry

Balanced proportions

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Tranquil

Peaceful, calm

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Venerate

To honor, to revere