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alacrity
cheerful willingness,readiness,liveliness
aversion
strong dislike, repugnance,antipathy
involuntary
not done of one's own free will, automatic,unintentional,spontaneous (ant. voluntary)
loath
unwilling,averse,disinclined,reluctant
loathe
have an intense aversion to, detest
volition
will
acclivity
upward slope (declivity)
acme
highest point, pinnacle, summit
apogee
1. farthest point from eath in the orbit of a heavenly body (pedigee)

2. highest point, culmination
climactic
arranged in order of increasing force or interest (anticlimatic)
consummate
perfect, superb, carried to the highest degree
eminence
high rank
eminent
standing out, notable, famous
ethereal
of the heavens, celestial,airy, delicate, intanglible
exalt
lift up with joy, pride, etc., elate (humiliate)
precipice
very steep, overhanging place, cliff
precipitous
1. steep as a precipice
2. hasty, rash
preeminent
standing out above others, superior
sublimate
1. redierct the energy of a person's bad impulses into socially an d morally higher channels

2. purify, refine
sublime
elevated, noble, exalted, uplifting
vertex
farthest point opposite of the base, as in a triangle or pyramid, apex
zenith
1. highest point, culmination (nadir)
2. point in heavens diresctly overhead
abject
deserving contempt, sunk to a low condition, wretched
abysmal
deep, profound, immeasurably great
abyss
bottomless, immeasurably deep space
anticlimax
aburt decline from the dignified or important to the trivial or ludicrous, comedown, bathos (climax)
chasm
deep breach,wide gap or rift
declivity
downward slope (acclivity)
dregs
most worthless part, sediment at the bottom of a liquid
earthy
coarse, low
humble
1. of low position or condition
2. not proud, unpretentious, modest, courteously respectful
humiliate
lower the pride, position, or dignity of; abase, degrade, mortify (exalt)
humility
freedom from pride, humbleness, lowliness, modest
menial
low, mean, subservient, servile
nadir
lowest point (zenith)
plumb
get to the bottom of, ascertain the depth of, fathom
profound
very deep, deeply felt, intellectually deep
ravine
deep, narrow gorge worn by running water
filial
of or like a son or daughter
fraternal
of or like a brother
genealogy
a person's or family's descent, lineage, pedigree
gentility
1.good manners
2. gentry, upper class
kilth and kin
friends and relatives, kindred
maternal
of or like a mother
nepotism
favoritism to relatives by those in power
paternal
of or like a father
progenitor
forefather
progeny
offspring, children, descendants
sibling
one or two more children of a family
aroma
pleasant odor, bouquet
aromatic
sweet-scented, fragrant
fragrant
having a pleassant odor, pleasantly odorus or odoriferous
fusty
1. stale smelling, musty, moldy
2. old-fashioned
incense
substance yielding a pleasant odor when burned
malodorous
ill-smelling, stinking, fetid, unpleasantly odorus
noisome
1. offensive to smell, disgusting
2. harmful, noxious
olfactory
pertaining to the sense of smell
pungent
sharp in smell or taste, acrid, biting, stimulating
putrid
1. stinking from decay
2. extremely bad, corrupt
rancid
upleasant smell or taste from being spoiled or stale
rank
1. having a strong, bad odor or taste, offensively gross or coarse
2. extreme
reek
emit a strong disagreeable smell, be permeated with
scent
smell perfume
scent
get a suspicion of
unsavory
1. unpleasant to taste or smell
2. morally offensive