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exemplary
adj. fitted to serve as a model or example worthy of imitation
countenance
facial expression; approval
gravity
n. 1. seriousness 2. force attracting objects with weight together
exhaustive
adj. 1. thorough and complete in execution 2. causing lack of (physical) energy
deviate
stray from an established course or norm
fluctuate
change continually but irregularly, shift back and forth in amount or number (e.g. used in quantum physics)
foresight
ability to predict future, what will be needed (and behave appropriately)
blithe
1. lacking concern, indifferent 2. (old-fashioned) joyous, worry-free, merry
convoluted
needlessly complicated
fragile
adj. easily broken, damaged
enigma
mysterious thing or person; riddle
cynical
1. contemptuously distrustful of human nature and motives 2. believing people are motivated primarily by self-interest
deterrent
1. something deterring or discouraging people from something 2. able to prevent something from happening
diligence
n. 1. carefulness, the opposite of negligence 2. quality of working hard and effectively
fervor
1. ardor or intensity of feeling 2. (archaic) intense heat
antipathy
n. feeling of aversion (towards)
adversity
hardship, misfortunate event or unpleasant situation
coercion
n. the use of force or threats to obtain compliance or obedience
alienate
v. cause to turn away, make sm unfriendly or disown from a group
condescend
v. display arrogance by patronizing those considered inferior
diversion
pastime, or distraction, detour
facilitate
v. make action or process more easy, assist
diverse
1. including many different types 2. very different from each other
heretic
n. dissenter, someone with beliefs and opinions against orthodox religion (often christianity)
belittle
v. disparage, dismiss something as less or not important at all
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