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remorse

regret

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syntax

sentance structure

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cynicism

the belief that people are motivated by selfishness; sarcasm

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elicit

to draw out; evoke

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temporal

temporary; worldly, not spiritual

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platonic

designating a relationship which is purely spiritual or intellectual, not sexual

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cloistered

secluded or confined

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nostalgic

homesick, longing for the past

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pragmatic

practical

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requisite

necessary

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secular

worldly, not sacred

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sensual

sexual

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sensuous

pleasureable to the senses

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maudlin

weakly sentimental

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inordinate

excessive

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cosmic

universal, vast

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propensity

tendency

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compunction

regret, misgivings

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sycophant

parasitic flatterer

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disconsolate

inconsolable