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diffident

-lacking self-confidence; self-effacing; NOT assertive
-adjective

2

pragmatic

-Practical; sensible; NOT idealistic or romantic
-adjective

3

evocation

-an imaginative re-creation
-noun

4

presumptuous

overbearing; impertinetly bold; characterized by brashly overstepping one's place
-adjective

5

recalcitrant

-stubborn resistance to and defiance of authority or guidance; OBSTINATE; OBDURATE
-adjective

6

boon

-a timely benefit; (unexpected)blessing
-noun

7

bane

-source of harm or ruin
-unexpected curse
-noun

8

clandestine; surreptitious

-secret; covert; not open; NOT ABOVEBOARD
-adjective

9

affable; amiable; genial; gregarious

-all mean agreeable; marked by a pleasing personality; warm and friendly
-adjective

10

austere

-having no adonment or ornamentation; bare; not
ORNATE (word 363)
-strict or harsh
-adjective

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austerity

-the trait of great self-denial; economy
-noun

12

altruistic

-unselfish concern for the welfare of others
-adjective