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detached - emotionally removed; free from emotional involvement; calm and objective; physically separate; N. detachment; CF. attachment
curator - superintendent; manager (in charge of a museum or a library)
dereliction - neglect of duty; abandonment
gruff - rough-mannered; (of a voice) rough; hoarse
decry - express strong disapproval of; condemn openly (something dangerous to the public); disparage; Ex. decry the violence of modern films
encumber - burden; N. encumbrance
loath - reluctant; unwilling; disinclined; Ex. Romeo and Juliet were both loath for him to go.
witticism - witty saying; wisecrack(clever joking remark)
severity - harshness; intensity; sternness; austerity; ADJ. severe: harsh; strict; extremely violent or intense
acclivity - sharp upslope of a hill; OP. declivity