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Altruistic

Unselfishly concerned for the welfare of others, generous

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Ambivalent

Having contrary feelings or attitudes, 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, produce, or 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 express sorrow in a demonstrative manner

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Laud

To praise or 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, disown or disavow

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Reticence

Restraint in speech, reluctance to speak

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Revere

To honor, guard 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