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sacrosant
(adj.)
1. extremely sacred or inviolable: a sacrosanct chamber in the temple.
2. not to be entered or trespassed upon: She considered her home office sacrosanct.
3. above or beyond criticism, change, or interference: a manuscript deemed sacrosanct.

—Related forms
sac·ro·sanc·ti·ty, sac·ro·sanct·ness, noun
wizened
(adj.)

withered; shriveled: a wizened old man; wizened features.
truculent
–adjective
1. fierce; cruel; savagely brutal.
2. brutally harsh; vitriolic; scathing: his truculent criticism of her work.
3. aggressively hostile; belligerent.

—Related forms
truc·u·lence, truc·u·len·cy, noun
truc·u·lent·ly, adverb
aloof
–adverb
1. at a distance, esp. in feeling or interest; apart: They always stood aloof from their classmates.
–adjective
2. reserved or reticent; indifferent; disinterested: Because of his shyness, he had the reputation of being aloof.





—Related forms
a·loof·ly, adverb
a·loof·ness, noun
stolid
adjective.
not easily stirred or moved mentally; unemotional; impassive.

sto·lid·i·ty
stol·id·ness, noun
stol·id·ly, adverb
laudatory
-adjective.
containing or expressing praise: overwhelmed by the speaker's laudatory remarks.

laud·a·to·ri·ly, adverb
ameliorate
–verb (used with object), verb (used without object),
-rat·ed, -rat·ing. to make or become better, more bearable, or more satisfactory; improve; meliorate.




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a·mel·io·ra·ble, adjective
a·mel·io·ra·ble·ness, noun
a·mel·io·rant, noun
a·mel·io·ra·tive, a·mel·io·ra·to·ry adjective
a·mel·io·ra·tor, noun
magnanimous
–adjective
1. generous in forgiving an insult or injury; free from petty resentfulness or vindictiveness: to be magnanimous toward one's enemies.
2. high-minded; noble: a just and magnanimous ruler.
3. proceeding from or revealing generosity or nobility of mind, character, etc.: a magnanimous gesture of forgiveness.


—Related forms
mag·nan·i·mous·ly, adverb
mag·nan·i·mous·ness, noun