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quietude - tranquillity; calmness
humane - marked by kindness or consideration; kind and compassionate; humanitarian
ascendancy - controlling influence; position of controlling influence; CF. in the ascendant
decry - express strong disapproval of; condemn openly (something dangerous to the public); disparage; Ex. decry the violence of modern films
sardonic - scornfully mocking; disdainful; sarcastic; cynical; Ex. sardonic smile
epistemologist - philosopher who studies the nature of knowledge; N. epistemology
geniality - cheerfulness; kindliness; sympathy; ADJ. genial: cheerful and good-tempered
compulsion - compelling; strong desire that is difficult to control; irresistible impulse
savor - enjoy; have a distinctive flavor, smell, or quality; N: taste or smell; distinctive quality
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