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cynical - skeptical or distrustful of human motives; N. cynicism; CF. cynic: person who believes all people are motivated by selfishness
annuity - yearly allowance
vicarious - experienced as if one were taking part in the experience of another; done by a deputy for other people; acting as a substitute; Ex. vicarious thrill at the movies; Ex. the vicarious sufferings of Christ
fetter - shackle; restrict the freedom of; N. chain or shackle for the foot of a prisoner; CF. foot
dispel - scatter; drive away; cause to vanish
ecosystem - ecological community together with its environment
irreconcilable - impossible to reconcile; incompatible; not able to be resolved
reciprocate - do or give something in return; repay in kind; give or take mutually; interchange; move backwards and forwards; Ex. reciprocate his invitation by inviting him; N. reciprocity: reciprocal relationship; mutual interchange of advantages between two groups; Ex. reciprocity in trading rights
pendant - (pendent) hanging down from something; pending; N: ornament (hanging from a necklace etc.)
piety - devoutness; reverence for God; ADJ. pious