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arrogance - pride; haughtiness; ADJ. arrogant: unpleasantly self-important (with a strong confidence in one's own importance and a lack of respect for other people)
paucity - scarcity; dearth
stoic - stoical; impassive; unmoved by joy or grief; N. CF. stoicism
agog - highly excited; intensely curious
conceit - vanity or self-love; too high opinion of one's own value; extravagant metaphor (in poetry)
aggrandize - make greater; increase in power, wealth, rank, or honor; N. aggrandizement
tractable - docile; easily managed; (of something) easily changed or molded; N. tractability
abstinence - restraint from pleasant things, esp. eating or drinking; CF. abstention: act of abstaining from vote
heinous - atrocious; wicked; hatefully bad; Ex. heinous crime
obsolete - outmoded; no longer used