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Occident - the West
attentive - alert and watchful; listening carefully; paying attention; considerate; thoughtful; politely helpful; Ex. attentive audience; Ex. He was attentive to the old lady; N. attentions: act of courtesy and consideration
insensate - without feeling; lacking sense; foolish
avenge - take vengence for something or on behalf of someone; Ex. They avenged his death by burning the village; Ex. He swore to avenge his brother; Ex. They avenged themselves on their enemy.
polemic - attack or defense of an opinion; controversy or refutation; argument in support of point of view; N. polemics: art of debate or controversy
discriminate - distinguish; make distinctions on the basis of preference
shrewd - clever; astute
anoint - consecrate; put oil on (in a religious ceremony)
decorum - propriety; orderliness and good taste in manners; appropriateness of behavior or conduct
temperate - moderate; restrained; self-controlled; moderate in respect to temperature; CF. temperance: moderation and self-restraint; abstinence of alcoholic drinks; Ex. temperance society