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altruistic
(adj) unselfishly concerned for the well-fare of other; generous
ambivalent
(adj) having contrary feelings or attitudes, uncertain as to course of action
angular
(adj) lean; sharp cornered; gaunt
arrogant
(adj) overbearingly assumed; insolently proud
aversion
(n) strong disinclination; disliking
discern
(v) to differentiate between two or more things
disdain
(n) intense dislike, to treat with scorn or contempt; to reject as unworthy
disparage
to degrade; to speak of someone or something in a derogatory manner
disparity
inequality; the condition or fact of being unequal in age, rank, or degree
embellish
(v) to decorate; to make beautiful with ornamentation
engender
(v) to cause; to produce; to create
innocuous
adj) harmless; producing no injury
insipid
adj) boring and stupid
lament
(v) to mourn or to express sorrow in a demonstrative manner
laud
(v) to praise; to extol
obscure
(adj) difficult to see; vague
ostentatious
(adj) showy; pretentious
prodigal
(adj) wasteful; a person given to extravagance
repudiate
(v) to reject; to disown; to disavow
reticence
(n) restraint in speech; reluctant to speak
revere
(v) to honor; to regard with respect
serene
(adj) calm; placid
subtle
adj) delicate; evasive; not obvious
superfluous
(adj) beyond what is needed or required; an overflow
taciturn
(adj) quiet; not verbose