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Alleviat
to relieve or lessen(discomfort); to decrease
altruism
concern for the well-being of others; unselfishness
ambiguous
vague; not clear
amble
to walk at a slow and easy pace
apathy
indifference; lack of emotion
arrogant
full of self importance; conceited.
articulate
able to communicate clearly; to express distinctly
benefactor
one who gives money or other assistance
benign
kind; not harmful
compensate
to make up for; to repay for services
comply
to obey; to give in
condone
to forgive or overlook; to excrse
contempt
the condition of being despised; reproachful disdain
crucial
very important; critical; severe
debris
rubbish; bits and piece of stones, ect.
deference
courteous respect for the wishes of another
deplete
to use up
deter
to discourage someone from doing something
discriminate
to distinguish or differentiate; to show bias
disparity
distinction or difference; inequality
disprove
to prove to be wrong or false
dubious
causing or feeling doubt; uncertain; skeptical
emerge
to come into view; to become known; to evolve
emit
to utter; send out; discharge
endeavor
a good effort, an earnest attempt; to make an effort, to try
evade
to escape or avoid, especially by deception; to avoid answering directly
expel
to force out; dismiss by authority
facilitate
to make easier or quicker
fastidious
not easy to please; oversensitive
fluent
able to write or speak easily; smoothly flowing
foremost
firt;most important
fortify
to strengthen; build
frivolous
unimportant; trivial; lacking seriousness
futile
useless; unsuccessful
grave
important;serious;solemn; an underground burial place
harass
to tease; torment; disturb
hinder
to hold back; to impede or thwart progress
hypocrite
person who says or pretends to believe one thing but does something different
ignorant
uneducated; unaware; uninformed
illegible
difficult or impossible to read
inadvertent
unintentional; not attentive; due to oversight
incentive
a motive; something that urges a person to take action
indifferent
having no strong feelings or opinions; neutral; unconcerned
indulgent
inclined to satisfy a desire; often excessively
infamous
notorious; well known for bad behavior
instigate
to urge on to action; to provoke; incite
intermittent
periodic; coming and going or stopping and starting at intervals
lethargic
sluggish; apathetic; unusually unenergetic
lucrative
profitable; produces wealth or money
malevolent
evil; full of harmful intent; malicious
mediocre
average; ordinary; undistinguished
nocturnal
of or actine in the night
oblivious
forgetful or unaware
obsure
vague; not easily seen; not well known
obsolete
out of date; no longer in use
obstinate
stubborn; determined; resisting
persevere
to continue doing something in spite of difficulty
philanthropy
goodwill to mankind; a desire or effort to promote the well-being of others; a charitable act or gift
ponder
to carefully think about
pretentious
claiming to be or acting important; ostentatious
prudent
using common sense in decision making; practicing careful management
ravenous
extremely hungry; greedy
redundant
repetitive; unnecessary; excessive; wordy
relevant
connected or applies to the matter under consideration; pertinent
remorse
regret for wrongdoing; distress from feeling or being guilty
retaliate
to pay back an injury or wrong in the same manner, to get even
satire
ridicule, sarcasm, biting wit, or irony used to expose folly
semblance
outward appearance, likeness
superficial
surface understanding; concerned only with the obvious; not thorough; shallow
tedious
tiresome; boring, dull
temper
to moderate; to toughen; one's disposition; calmness of mind; anger
tentative
not definite
undaunted
not discouraged or afraid, fearless
unflinching
firm, showing no sign of fear
vehement
violent; sudden; full of intense emotion; very energetic
virtuoso
a person who excels in the performance of a fine art, especially a musician
volatile
unstable; explosive; lighthearted