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ambivalent

(adj.): uncertain, especially characterized by the inability to make a choice between two options

cynic

(n.): person who distrusts the motives of others, tending to believe humans are motivated by selfishness

despondent

(adj.): feeling or showing profound hopelessness

digression

(n.): deviation from the central theme

disillusionment

(n.): loss of or freedom from one's misperceptions about reality

glib

(adj.): fluent, yet thoughtless

pedagogical

(adj.): related to methods of teaching

platitude

(n.): a flat, dull remark, especially one uttered as if it were fresh and profound

pretentious

(adj.): characterized by a false show of importance or of pretended dignity

profane

(adj.): characterized by irreverence for God or sacred things

reprehensible

(adj.): blameworthy; deserving of reproof

satirize

(v.): to attack or ridicule by exposing hypocrisy or folly

temperance

(n.): moderation or self-restraint in action; self-control

fortitude

(n.): patient courage under affliction; moral strength or endurance

infamy

(n.): evil reputation; strong condemnation as the result of a shameful or criminal act

insidious

(adj.): intended to entrap or beguile; stealthily deceitful

malinger

(v.): to pretend illness, especially in order to avoid work

deferential

(adj.): yielding in judgment or opinion to another

obtuse

(adj.): dull in perception, feeling or intellect

solipsistic

(adj.): believing that or behaving as though only the self exists or can be proved to exist

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