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empathy - ability to identify with another's feelings, ideas, etc.; identification with and understanding of another's feelings; V. empathize; CF. sympathy
grueling - exhausting; Ex. grueling marathon race
brocade - rich, figured(patterned) fabric
obstetrician - physician specializing in delivery(assisting in giving birth) of babies; N. obstetrics; CF. midwife
repulse - reject with rudeness or coldness (an offer or friendship); drive back (an enemy attack); CF. repulse $\neq$ cause repulsion
pathetic - causing sadness, compassion, pity; touching
discord - conflict; lack of harmony; dissonance (when musical notes are played)
malcontent - person dissatisfied with existing state of affairs; discontented person; ADJ: discontented
dishearten - discourage
embezzlement - taking for one's own use in violation of trust; stealing (of money placed in one's care)