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abdicated
to(formally) give up a position of authority
acrimonious
conflicting, contentious
altruistic
thinking of others before thinking of oneself, something done purely for another person
ambiguous
unclear
apathy
lack of feeling toward any cause or person
arrogate
to claim or seize without right
ascribed
attributed to, credited toward
callous
uncaring, without sensitivity
capricious
tending to change abruptly and without reason; erratic
chimerical
imaginary, fantastic, surreal
churlish
hard to work or manage
condone
to approve
degenerative
deteriorating, becoming worse
detrimental
harmful
disposed
inclined; having a certain tendency
distension
inflation, expansion
dour
hard, stern, severe
facetious
joking, being playful
fiscal
having to do with finance, money oriented
inept
not able to do well
insipid
not exciting or interesting; full; lifeless
intrinsic
from within; not affected by outside measures
inveterate
firmly established over a long period
laxity
flexibility, willingness to bend the rules
onus
responsibility, obligation
pernicious
destructive, causing ruin
pious
having or showing religious devotion
placid
calm
posterity
succeeding generations; future mankind
prescribed
recommended
probity
complete honesty; integrity
receptive
willing to review or accept
recoiled
drawn back, retreated
relapsed
having slipped or fallen back to a former condition, esp. after improvement
relegated
exiled, banished
repined
expressing discontent
repudiating
to refuse to have anything to do with; disown; cast off publicly
revulsion
intense disapproval or dislike
sanguine
optimistic; hopeful