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discerning - mentally quick and observant; having insight; perceptive; able to make good judgments; V. discern: perceive
hubris - arrogance; excessive self-conceit
remorse - deep regret for wrongdoing; guilt; self-reproach
amenable - obedient; compliant; readily managed; responsive; willing to be led; answerable or accountable legally; responsible; able to be tested by; Ex. amenable to sensible suggestions; Ex. He is very amenable; Ex. amenable to the usual tests
ennui - boredom; listlessness and dissatisfaction resulting from lack of interest; CF. annoy
expansive - (of a person) outgoing and sociable; broad and extensive; able to increase in size
distill - refine (a liquid by evaporating and subsequent condensation); concentrate; separate the most important parts from; Ex. distill fresh water from sea water; CF. brew
atrophy - wasting away; V: weaken and lose flesh and muscle (through lack of blood or lack of use)
executor - person designated to execute the terms of a will;
upright - (sitting or standing) straight up; honest; moral