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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
affiliation - joining; associating with
evenhanded - impartial; fair
crescendo - increase in the volume or intensity as in a musical passage; climax; CF. crescent
smattering - slight knowledge; small scattered number or amount; Ex. smattering of German
herald - messenger; sign of something to come; V: announce; proclaim; Ex. unheralded researcher
recondite - abstruse; not easily understood; profound; secret
cathartic - purgative; medicine that causes the bowels to empty; ADJ.
culpable - deserving blame; blameworthy
rapacious - voracious; ravenous; taking everything one can; excessively grasping; plundering; subsisting on live prey; Ex. rapacious birds