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AltruisticShowing a disinterested and selfless concern for the well-being of others; unselfish.
NuanceA subtle difference in or shade of meaning, expression, or sound.
ObsequiousObedient or attentive to an excessive or servile degree.
ServileHaving or showing an excessive willingness to serve or please others.
ServileOf or characteristic of a slave or slaves.
SolemnFormal and dignified.
SolemnNot cheerful or smiling; serious.
SolemnCharacterized by deep sincerity.
SycophantA person who acts obsequiously toward someone important in order to gain advantage.
IndignantFeeling or showing anger or annoyance at what is perceived as unfair treatment
IndigentPoor; needy
EgregiousOutstandingly bad; shocking
EgregiousRemarkably good
ArchaicVery old or old-fashioned
Disseminatespread or disperse
Mycosisa disease caused by infection of fungus
Tentativenot certain or fixed; provisional
Neuronsnerve cells
etiologythe cause, set of causes, or manner of causation of a disease or condition AND the investigation or attribution of the cause or reason for something, often expressed in terms of historical or mythical explanation.
excavatemake (a hole or channel) by digging
tantamountequivalent in seriousness to; virtually the same as
what is the opposite of debtorcreditor
ambiguitythe quality of being open to more than one interpretation; inexactness
ultimatuma final demand or statement of terms, the rejection of which will result in retaliation or a breakdown in relations
ulteriorexisting beyond what is obvious or admitted; intentionally hidden
ulteriorbeyond what is immediate or present; coming in the future
fortuitouslyby chance rather than intention
serendipitousoccurring or discovered by chance in a happy or beneficial way
perenniallyin a way that continues for a long or apparently infinite time; permanently
perenniallyon a yearly basis for several years
rebuttala refutation or contradiction
to cranestretch out one's body or neck in order to see something
Proletariatthe proletariat is the class of wage-earners in a capitalist society whose only possession of significant material value is their labour-power. A member of such a class is a proletarian
superstructurea structure built on top of something else
Expatriatea person temporarily or permanently residing in a country other than that of their citizenship
diction1. the choice and use of words and phrases in speech or writing 2. the style of enunciation in speaking or singing
marginalizetreat (a person, group, or concept) as insignificant or peripheral
bourgeoisthe capitalist class, the wealthy, who own most of the means of production
supplantsupersede and replace
egalitarianadj; relating to or believing in the principle that all people are equal and deserve equal rights and opportunities, noun; a person who advocates or supports egalitarian principles
perenniallasting or existing for a long or apparently infinite time; enduring or continually recurring
daguerreotypethe Daguerreotype process, or daguerreotypy, was the first publicly available photographic process, and for nearly twenty years it was the one most commonly used
AnthologyIn book publishing, an anthology is a collection of literary works chosen by the compiler. It may be a collection of poems, short stories, plays, songs, or excerpts
biographyan account of someone's life written by someone else
consolidate1. make (something) physically stronger or more solid, 2. combine (a number of things) into a single more effective or coherent whole
ambiguitythe quality of being open to more than one interpretation; inexactness
insularityignorance of or lack of interest in cultures, ideas, or peoples outside one's own experience
consonantin agreement or harmony with (ex: "the findings are consonant with other research")
covetyearn to possess or have (something)
dogmaa principle or set of principles laid down by an authority as incontrovertibly true
dissonant1. lacking harmony 2. unsuitable or unusual in combination; clashing
extenuate1. make (guilt or an offense) seem less serious or more forgivable 2. make (someone) thin
peruse1. read (something), typically in a thorough or careful way 2. examine carefully or at length
appraiseassess the value or quality of 2. (of an official or expert) set a price on; value
surveyverb; (of a person or their eyes) look carefully and thoroughly at (someone or something), especially so as to appraise them. verb 2; examine and record the area and features of (an area of land) so as to construct a map, plan, or description noun; a general view, examination, or description of someone or something act of surveying an area of land