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impartial
unbiased/fair
dispassionate
free from passion
enigma
a mystery
destitute
totally poor
asceticism
self-denial
renunciation
to give something up/swear off
dissuade
to persuade s.o. against doing s.th
scoff
to mock s.th
desolation
ruined or deserted conditions
derelict
abandoned, forsaken
incongruous
not fitting
anomaly
unusual/s.th. outside norm
undeterred
unprevented
cursory
hasty w/ superficial attention to detail
terse
brief and frank
sedentary
characterized by sitting
fatuous
foolish/silly
espoused
married to an idea/make an idea one's own (French = epouser)
recluse
s.o who lives alone (hermit)
brash
hasty/acting w/o thinking
bereavement
period of grief
surfeit
excess quantity of s.th. => practically gross
astute
clever/sharp
chaste
virgin
ambivalence
two diff. attitudes a person feels @ same time
succor
rescue
opprobrium
public disgrace
hubris
excessive pride/arrogance
subsist
to barely survive
copious
abundant
epiphany
sudden realization of truth
calamitous
disastrous
blithe
lighthearted/cheerful
repugnance
disgust
rebuke
to scold severely
adamant
unshakeable/uncompromising
prudent
careful
terra incognita
unknown territory
unequivocal
crystal clear
posthumous
after death
conjecture
forming an opinion
insidious
tricky/sneaky
rapture
carried away w/ joy
salvation
saved from danger or difficulty
emaciated
gaunt/starved
penury
extreme oppressive poverty
squalor
filthy or degraded by neglect
indignation
anger b/c injustice
systemic
relating to a system. when problem is larger than specific event.
arcane
secet
subsidy
gift of money from gov't
disparate
separate/distinct
equity
justice
meritocracy
ppl. earn what they have through achievements
disseminate
spread around
audacity
boldness daring (rude)
credence
belief that s.th. is true
obdurate
unyielding
disingenuous
insincere
superfluity
huge quantity of s.th.
redistribution of resources
spreading the wealth
vindicate
to prove right
circumspect
careful/thoughtful
insouciance
lighthearted lack of concern
acquiesce
yield
fatalistic
believing in fate
pathological
diseased
mercurial
moody/quick temperament
trepidation
fear/dread
avidly
strong desire
insinuate
suggest subtly
approbation
praise/approval
incipient
s.th. just starting to appear
anemic
lacking vitality
commission
payment based on a % sold
primp
to groom oneself
incarnate
physical embodiment of s.th.
laconic
terse/quiet
stolid
showing little emotion
lusty
full of vigor
befuddled
confused
requiem
a mass/hymn in honor of the dead
remiss
negligent
surly
bad-tempered, irritable
carte blanche
freedom to act however ("blank check")
raucous
hoarse/harsh
arch
cunning/sly/mischevious
sensuous
strongly affecting the senses
implacable
unyielding
elegiac
mournful (elegy=lament for dead)