English 9 Lyceum (study set)

altruistic

unselfishly concerned for the welfare of others, generous

Ambivalent

having contrary feelings or attitudes, uncertain as to course of action

angular

lean; sharp-cornered

arrogant

overbearingly assuming

aversion

strong disinclination, disliking

discern

to differentiate between two or more things

disdain

intense dislike, to treat with scorn or contempt, to reject as unworthy

disparage

to degrade, to speak of someone or something in a derogatory manner

disparity

inequality, the condition or fact of being unequal in age, rank, or degree

embellish

to decorate, to make beautiful with ornamentation

engender

To cause, to produce, to create

innocuous

harmless, produces no injury

insipid

boring and stupid