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::: confidence - self-assurance; calm unworried feeling based on a strong belief in one's abilities; strong belief in the ability of a person or plan; trust or faith in a person or thing; something confided; secret; Ex. confidence in your ability; Ex. I'm telling you this in confidence; Ex. exchange confidences about their boyfriends; ADJ. confident
::: impious - irreverent
::: avenge - take vengence for something or on behalf of someone; Ex. They avenged his death by burning the village; Ex. He swore to avenge his brother; Ex. They avenged themselves on their enemy.
::: quixotic - idealistic but impractical; CF. Don Quixote
::: pang - sudden sharp feeling of pain
::: barrister - counselor-at-law or lawyer in the higher court of law; CF. bar
::: contraband - illegal trade; smuggling; smuggled goods; ADJ.
::: scanty - meager; insufficient
::: obsequious - slavishly attentive; servile; full of servile compliance; sycophantic
::: egotism - tendency to speak or write of oneself excessively; conceit; self-importance