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lugubrious
heavily sad adn doleful, as only a pessimist can be(describing a person)
predactiy
primarilly the animal urge to prey on other animals
comity
courtesy, consideration, and civility between nations in observing each other's laws and amenities
pertinacity
stubborn perseverance
cupidity
greed for money or power-on a large or small scale
litotes
understatement of which the British are fond.
disconsolate
describes a person wtihout povision for cheer or hope.
optimism
tendency to take the most hopeful view
covetousness
the excessive desire for that which one has no right to possess.
saturnine
gloomy and grave,
amenity
a pleasing way or custom
integrity
moral soundness, uprightness
nonchalance
indifference, unconcern
amenable
liable
melancholy
darkly sad and gloomy
integrate
to make open and available to all, to integrate a school is to make it opne and available to all races.
despondent
feels hopeless, gloomy, dejected, and near despair
hyperbole
exaggeration for rhetorical effect
splentic
bad-tempered, peevish, irritable
disintegrate
physically or morally to deteriorate, degenerate, and thus lose one's wholeness or soundness.
criterion
basis or standard for judgent
unintegrated
something that has not yet been organized or analyzed
misanthropic
describes a person hating humanity, and that can hardly have an optimistic view of the future.
intuition
instinctive knowledge
avarice
greed a shade more intense, with determination to match.
tuition
the cahrge for instuction in a college or private school.
diplomacy
courteous, tactful strategy in gianing national or personal ends
etiquette
codified propriety in social situations
pessimism
tendency to expect the worst
civility
politeness in a routine and impersonal way
buoyancy
cheerfulness of spirit
cynical
distrusts human motives
rapacity
violence or greed, eagerness for plunder
integer
a whole number
optimum
most favorable