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benevolent
kind, caring, compassionate, generous
(the act of hosting a charity event is very benevolent)
amiable
kind, likable, friendly, sociable
(My parents approved of my date, and said that he seemed like an amiable man)
ignominy
humiliation, embarressment, shame, disgrace
(suffered the ignominy of being sent to prision)
countenance
tolerate, allow, approve of
(The college administration will not countenance cheating)
venerable
honored, respected, admired
(He was a venerable teacher)
reverence
respect, admiration, awe, veneration
An act showing respect
(I went to the teachers funeral to show my reverence)
endeavor
try, attempt, make and effort
(he endeavored to climb mount evorest)
melancholy
sad, depressed, miserable
(the letter that laura recieved was full of melancholy news, including the fact that her great grandmother had passed away)
despondence
feeling downcast, and hopeless
(he shwowed his feeling of despondence by crying all the time)
procure
obtain, get ahold of, get
(i need to procure medicine for my child, or else her disease will get worse)
cursory
brief, rapid, quick, hurried
(she gave a cursory reading of the handout, as to not bore the audience)
demeanor
conduct, behavior
(she had a pleasant demeanor)
clemency
mercy, forgiveness, leniency
(the prisioner was granted clemency)
inexorable
unstoppable, inescapable, unavoidable
(the outcome was inexorable)