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geniality - cheerfulness; kindliness; sympathy; ADJ. genial: cheerful and good-tempered
pecuniary - pertaining to money
stoic - stoical; impassive; unmoved by joy or grief; N. CF. stoicism
invocation - prayer for help (used in invoking); calling upon as a reference or support; act of invoking
carcinogenic - causing cancer; N. carcinogen
unearth - dig up; discover (facts) by careful searching; Ex. He unearthed some secrets about her; OP. conceal
cloister - monastery or convent
outlook - point of view; view from a particular place; expectation for the future; prospect; Ex. outlook on life; Ex. pleasing outlook; Ex. weather outlook
pejorative - (of a word or phrase) suggesting that someone is of little value; negative in connotation; having a belittling effect; Ex. Many women now considers ``housewife'' a pejorative expression, because it patronized them.
subterfuge - stratagem(deceptive scheme); pretense; evasion; Ex. resort to a harmless subterfuge