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Stoical
lacking emotion or not showing any emotion
Despite the loss of their home in the fire, the wilsons carried on with stoical determination
venerate
to feel or show deep respect for, especially due to age or tradition; to honor
Few people still venerate lawyers and politicians merely because of the positions they hold
amicable
showing goodwill; peaceable
the amicable negotiations ended when the parties began to insult each other
enigma
a riddle or mystery; a puzzling or baffling matter or person
the enigmatic carvings on the ancient Egyptian tomb never have been fully interpreted
laud
to praise; extol
To fly solo across the Atlantic in 1927 was a remarkable achievement for which Lindbergh was lauded by the people everywhere
chary
cautious, wary
where pickpockets ply their trade, it pays to be chary of where you keep your purse or wallet
peripatetic
moving or walking about
Here today, gone tomorrow. That's the kind of peripatetic life Carl enjoys
furtive
sneaky
jane and Henry didn't know that i observed them exchanging furtive glances in biology class
hedonist
a person who lives for pleasure
micheal is too much of hedonist to get a job. He'd rather just play around.
indigenous
native
Eucalyptus tress grow all over the world, but they are indigenous to Australia
bolster
to support, to strengthen
pumping iron has bolstered Laura's onfidence and self-esteem.
querulous
whining, complaining
Every time the teacher gives homework the class becomes querulous.
upbraid
to chide, to scold bittery
Janet upbraided her sister for eavesdropping on her phone calls.
assuage
to alleviate, to lessen pain or conflict; pacify
if you bake yourself in the sun, try aloe vera gel to assuage the pain of sunburn
spurious
false; counterfeit; lacking logic
Clark and I discovered that the rumors of an all-water route to the Pacific were spurious.