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intrinsic - essential; inherent; built-in
mincing - affectedly dainty(delicate); V. mince: cut (esp. meat) into very small pieces; walk with exaggerated primness; walk in an unnatural way, taking little short steps; Ex. The actor minced across the stage; CF. mincemeat; CF. mincer
retiring - shy and reserved (of a person); modest; Ex. her retiring personality
console - lessen sadness or disappointment; give comfort; allay the sorrow of; N. consolation
fulsome - disgustingly excessive; offensively flattering; Ex. fulsome praise/expressions of admire
dotage - senility; feeblemindedness of old age; Ex. In one's dotage
provenance - place of origin; origin or source of something; Ex. Gunpowder is of Chinese provenance; CF. come
forebears - (forbears) ancestors
furor - frenzy; great anger and excitement; CF. fury
cynical - skeptical or distrustful of human motives; N. cynicism; CF. cynic: person who believes all people are motivated by selfishness