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altruism
unselfish concern for the welfare of others
carousing
to engage in boisterous, drunken merry making
cliches
obvious remark;predictable person
conciliatory
to overcome distrust or animosity
convivial
pertaining to a feast or to festivity
complacent
eager to please;unconcerned, self satisfied
complaisant
exhibiting desire or willingness to please
decorous
characterized by propriety and dignity
deterred
to prevent or discourage the occurance of action
disavow
to disclaim knowledge or, responsibilty for.
distill
to increase the concentration; purify
ecstatic
being in a state of ecstacy; jpyful or enraptured
foible
a minor weakness or failing of character
galvanizing
ti stimulate or shock; arous awarness or action
hubris
overbearing pride; arrogance
inciting
to provoke and urge on
inimitable
defying imitaion; matchless
intricacies
state of being intricate or complex
mimicry
art, practice of mimicking
patrician
member of aristocracy; refined upbrining
precocious
unusual early (mental)development
provisionary
under terms not final or fully worked out
rendered
to give up, to cause to be
rhetoric
oratory art of speaking w/ elegance and force ( repetitive)
saturate
to soak, fill or load to capacity;impregnate
sired
father, male parent of an animal
squander
to fail to take advantage of; spend wastefully
tainted
to affect w/ or as if with a disease; to corrupt
vindicated
clear of accusation,blame or doubt
writhe
to twise as in pain, struggle
adamant
not capable of being swayed; stubborn
amalgam
alloy of metal w/ another metal used by dentist to fill cavities in teeth; blend of things
apathetic
feeling of showing little emotion
assiduity
present application or diligence; constant effort
cartographer
art or techniqueof making maps or charts
climes
climate; in search of warmer climes
conciliatory
making or willing to make concessions; overcoming animosity
corporeal
having material or physical form of substance affecting mind or spirit
detrimental
causing damage or harm
discernible
perceptible by the senses or intellect
elitism
enjoyment entitlement to a group
enigmatic
not clear to understaning
eulogized
praising highly in speech or writing
foibles
mirror or weakness; failing of character
hyprocrite
person who professes beliefs and opinions they do not hold
inclusion
state of being included; small thing enclosed in bigger
innovative
being or producing something like nothing done before
lenience
mercifullness as a consequence of being lenient; yield to wishes of someone
mishap
badlucl, unfortunate accident
nihilistic
denies all existence; belief that destruction of exisiting political or social insitutions is necessary
orators
one who delivers oration
peevishness
irritable feeling; disposition to exhibit uncontrolled anger
preoccupation
busy, attention absorbed
provocative
tending to provoke or stimulate
remuneration
Payment or compensation received for services or employment
skulking
to hide in a sneaky manner
staid
fixed permanent, Characterized by sedate dignity and often a strait-laced sense of propriety
tantalize
to excite by exposing something desirable
underscore
to emphasize; sress
vindication

yokes
justify claim or belief


To fit or join with a yoke. ; cross bar with two U shaped pieces that encircle the necks of a pair of oxen