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altruistic - unselfishly generous; concerned for others; N. altiruism: unselfish concern for the welfare of others; unselfishness; OP. egoism
fathomless - too deep to be measured or understood; unfathomable
tanner - person who turns animal hides into leather
intoxicate - make drunk; stimulate or excite; Ex. intoxicated by all the money he might win
begrudge - envy; give or allow unwillingly; grudge; Ex. We shouldn't begrudge him his success.
rigor - severity; Ex. rigors of the Russian winter
wallow - roll in mud; indulge in; (of a ship) roll in a rough sea; become helpless; Ex. wallow in the mud/luxury
invoke - call and bring into use (a right or law); call on/upon (a higher power or god) for help; ask for; beg for; conjure (a spirit); Ex. invoke the veto power; Ex. invoke one's advisor/God
amble - walking at an easy unhurried pace; V: walk slowly and aimlessly
cower - shrink quivering as from fear; cringe