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Glossary of Lesson One

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altruistic
unselfishly concerned for the welfare of others, generous
ambivalent
having contrary feelings or attitdes, uncertain as to course of action
angular
lean; sharp cornered:gaunt
aversion
hesitance, loathing, reluctance
arrogant
presumptuous, haughty, imoerious, brazen
discern
to differentiate between two or more things
disdain
to be arrogant, haughty, high-handed, insolent, lordly, superalious
disparage
to degrade, to speak something or someone in a derogatory manner
disparity
inequality, the condition or fact of being unqual in age, rank, or degree
embellish
to decorate, to make beautiful with ornamentation
engender
to cause, produce, to create
innocuous
harmless, producing no injury
inslpid
boring and stupid
lament
to mourn or to express sorrow in a demonstrative mannter
laud
to praise, to extol
obsure
difficult to see, vague
ostentatious
showy, pretentious
prodigal
wasteful, a person given to extravagance
repudiate
to reject, to disown, to disavow
retlcence
restraint in speech, reluctance to speak
revere
to nonor, to regard with respect
serene
calm, placid
subtle
delicate, elusive, not obvious
superfluous
beyond what is needed or required, an overflow
taciturn
quiet, not verbose

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