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scuffle a short, confused fight or struggle at close quarters. an act or sound of moving in a hurried, confused, or shuffling manner.
lithe of a person's body) thin, supple, and graceful.
extinguish cause (a fire or light) to cease to burn or shine.
hiatus a pause or gap in a sequence, series, or process.
suckle feed (a baby or young animal) from the breast or teat.
sullen bad-tempered and sulky; gloomy.
cult a system of religious veneration and devotion directed toward a particular figure or object.
jocular fond of or characterized by joking; humorous or playful
initiate cause (a process or action) to begin. admit (someone) into a secret or obscure society or group, typically with a ritual.
incur become subject to (something unwelcome or unpleasant) as a result of one's own behavior or actions.
monitor (n) an instrument or device used for observing, checking, or keeping a continuous record of a process or quantity. a student with disciplinary or other special duties during school hours.
disconcerting causing one to feel unsettled.
conventional based on or in accordance with what is generally done or believed.
prosaic having the style or diction of prose; lacking poetic beauty.
cardigan a knitted sweater fastening down the front, typically with long sleeves.
skeptical not easily convinced; having doubts or reservations. relating to the theory that certain knowledge is impossible.
stodgy dull and uninspired.
kohl a black powder, usually antimony sulfide or lead sulfide, used as eye makeup esp. in Eastern countries.
intoxicate (of alcoholic drink or a drug) cause (someone) to lose control of their faculties or behavior. poison (someone).
cinch (v) secure (a garment) with a belt. make certain of. "his advice cinched her decision to accept the offer"
conformist a person who conforms to accepted behavior or established practices. adjective (of a person or activity) conforming to accepted behavior or established practices; conventional.
bourgeois of or characteristic of the middle class, typically with reference to its perceived materialistic values or conventional attitudes.
initiative the ability to assess and initiate things independently. the power or opportunity to act or take charge before others do.
perseverance steadfastness in doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success.
disparity a great difference
cynical believing that people are motivated by self-interest; distrustful of human sincerity or integrity. concerned only with one's own interests and typically disregarding accepted or appropriate standards in order to achieve them.
placid (of a person or animal) not easily upset or excited.
pretension a claim or the assertion of a claim to something. the use of affectation to impress; ostentatious.
passive accepting or allowing what happens or what others do, without active response or resistance.
counterpoint the art or technique of setting, writing, or playing a melody or melodies in conjunction with another, according to fixed rules. an argument, idea, or theme used to create a contrast with the main element.
resilience the ability of a substance or object to spring back into shape; elasticity. the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness.
authenticity the quality of being authentic.
serene calm, peaceful, and untroubled; tranquil. an expanse of clear sky or calm sea.
blithe showing a casual and cheerful indifference considered to be callous or improper.
rueful expressing sorrow or regret, esp. when in a slightly humorous way.
hypocrisy the practice of claiming to have moral standards or beliefs to which one's own behavior does not conform; pretense.
wary feeling or showing caution about possible dangers or problems.
pretense an attempt to make something that is not the case appear true. a claim, esp. a false or ambitious one.
frailty the condition of being weak and delicate.
materialism a tendency to consider material possessions and physical comfort as more important than spiritual values.
sardonic grimly mocking or cynical.
flippant not showing a serious or respectful attitude.
ironic using or characterized by irony.
brash self-assertive in a rude, noisy, or overbearing way.
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