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enigma
One that is puzzling, ambiguous, or inexplicable.
revere
To regard with awe, deference, and devotion.
candor
Frankness or sincerity of expression; openness.
reticent
Inclined to keep one's thoughts, feelings, and personal affairs to oneself
ascetic
A person who renounces material comforts and leads a life of austere self-discipline, especially as an act of religious devotion
autonomy
self-government
disdain
To regard or treat with haughty contempt; despise
innocuous
Having no adverse effect; harmless.
banal
Drearily commonplace and often predictable
ambiguous
Open to more than one interpretation: an ambiguous reply.
anarchy
Absence of any form of political authority.
ameliorate
To make or become better; improve.
innovate
To begin or introduce (something new) for or as if for the first time.
servile
Abjectly submissive; slavish.
extol
To praise highly; exalt
augment
To make (something already developed or well under way) greater, as in size, extent, or quantity