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20. complacent adj

too pleased with oneself, smug

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21. chagrin n

embarrassment

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22. contrition n

,shame

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23. disconsolate adj

cheerles

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24. pensive adj

thoughtful

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25. poignant adj

evoking emotion, moving or touching

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26. ostentatious adj

showy, acting to impress others

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27. pert adj

bold, saucy, spirited

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28. supercilious adj

behaving or looking as though one thinks one is superior to others

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31. ingratiate v

to work oneself into favor

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32. obsequious adj

showing excessive willingness to serve

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33. encomium n

a speech or writing of high praise, tribute

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34. laudable adj

praiseworthy, commendable

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35. calumnious adj

falsely and maliciously accusing

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37. convalesce v

to recover

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39. propinquinity n

kinship, nearness in proximity

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40. facetious adj

in habit of joking

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41. sardonic adj

sarcastic

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42. alacrity n

cheerful willingness

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43. volition n

will

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44. diffident adj

timid

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45. acclivity n

upward slope

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46. ethereal adj

heavenly

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47. sublime adj

noble

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48. abysmal adj

unmeausrably low

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50. menial n

low

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49. paltry adj

small amount

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adulation

excessive praise

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fulsome

enthusiastically complimentary, offensive because of insincerity

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imputation

unjust or false charge

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virulent

extremely poisonous or venomous, bitterly hostile

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inveterate

firmly established by age

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puerile

childish, foolish

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venerable

worthy of respect due to advanced age

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sordid

filthy

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arbitrary

based on personal whim rather than reasoning

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cogitate

think over, ponder

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dogmatic

asserting opinions as if they were fact

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fallacious

not true or accurate, containing a mistake

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indubitable

certain