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altruistic - unselfishly generous; concerned for others; N. altiruism: unselfish concern for the welfare of others; unselfishness; OP. egoism
complacency - self-satisfaction; smugness; ADJ. complacent
penance - self-imposed punishment for sin; Ex. do penance for one's sins; CF. penitent
regent - a person who governs in place of a ruler who is ill, absent, or still a child; ADJ. Ex. the Prince regent
ineffectual - not effective; not having a desired effect; weak
welter - wallow (as in mud or high seas); lie soaked (as in blood); Ex. The victims weltered in their blood.
impetuous - violent; hasty; rash; impulsive; without careful thought; Ex. impetuous decision
sacrosanct - invioably sacred; most sacred; inviolable
devious - roundabout; erratic; deviating from the straight course; not straightforward; not completely honest; Ex. devious route
anecdote - short story of an amusing or interesting event