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Unselfishly concerned for the welfare of others, generous (Nuns and nurses are usually very ____ people since they seek ways to help people)


having contrary feelings or attitudes, uncertain as to course of action (I am ____ about a permanent relationship with him, because I like him one day and don't the next)


lean, sharp cornered, gaunt, (the patient has lost so much weight that his face has become quite ____)


overbearingly assuming; insolently proud (Because the girl was so ____ , she had few friends)


strong disinclination, disliking (I have an ___ to get married)


to differentiate between two or more things (Because of the fog, I was barely able to ___ the landing strip)


intense dislike; to treat with scorn or contempt, to reject as unworthy (Never having to do manual labor, he ___ the idea of becoming a cotton picker)


to degrade, to speak of someone or something in a derogatory manner (His ___ remarks about me caused the committee to give the job to another person)


inequality,the condition or fact of being unequal in age, rank, degree (The Couple got married even though there was a great ___ between their ages)


to decorate, to make beautiful with ornamentation (He would ____ his narratives with anecdotes about famous people)


to cause, to produce, to create (His angry words ____ strife in his relationship with his wife)


harmless, producing no injury (Since the drink is ____ it is ok for us to have some)


boring and stupid (I am bored by your ___ talk)


to mourn or express sorrow in a demonstrative manner (She ____ the death of her father in a very lachrymose manner)


to praise, to extol (Her performance was ____ by all the critics)


difficult to see, vague (Because the meaning of the play was ____ I was unable to enjoy it)


showy, pretentious (The ____ socialite wore her mink fur coat even during the warmest days of August)


wasteful, a person given to extravagance (The ___ son squandered his inheritance)


to reject, to disown, to disavow (He announced that he would ___ all the debts created by his wife)


restraint in speech, reluctance to speak (A lawyer must have great ____ in discussing matters that can violate his clients' rights)


to honor, to regard with respect (Nearly all Catholics ___ the Pope)


calm, placid (The mountain on a clear spring morning is a ____ setting)


delicate, elusive, not obvious (To avoid being obtrusive in the elegant restaurant, he used ____ gestures to call the waiter to his table)


beyond what is needed or required, an overflow (The meeting lasted so log because of many ___ comments by some of the speakers)


quiet, not verbose (A shy person is usually ____)

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