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altruistic - unselfishly generous; concerned for others; N. altiruism: unselfish concern for the welfare of others; unselfishness; OP. egoism
fortitude - bravery; courage; strength of mind
privy - secret; hidden; not public; made a participant in something secret; Ex. privy chamber government; Ex. be privy to a discussion; CF. private
embroil - throw into confusion; involve in strife, dispute, or quarrel; entangle; CF. imbroglio
brand - trademark; mark burned on the hide of an animal; mark burned into the flesh of criminals; mark of disgrace; V: mark with a brand; give a lasting bad name; stigmatize; Ex. The press branded him a liar.
ecclesiastic - ecclesiastical; pertaining to the church; N: minister; priest; cleric; clergyman
verbiage - pompous array of words; too many unnecessary words; wordiness
choreography - art of representing dances in written symbols; arrangement of dances
dross - waste matter; worthless impurities
clemency - disposition to be lenient in deciding punishments; mildness as of the weather; ADJ. clement