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humanitarian - one devoted to the promotion of human welfare; CF. humanism
unassailable - not open to attack; impregnable; not subject to question
phlegmatic - calm and unexcitable; not easily disturbed; CF. phlegm: sticky mucus produced in the respiratory tract
windfall - fallen fruit; unexpected lucky event
overture - musical introduction to a long musical piece; first offer or proposal (to begin talks in the hope of reaching an agreement); Ex. overtures for peace
cerebral - pertaining to the brain or intellect; intellectual rather than emotional; CF. cerebrum
abominate - loathe; hate
percussion - striking one object against another sharply; Ex. percussion instrument; N: striking together of two bodies; sound caused by percussion
balmy - soft and mild (of air); fragrant
callous - hardened; unfeeling; without sympathy for the sufferings of others; unkind