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niggardly - meanly stingy; parsimonious; N. niggard: stingy person
polar - of a pole; characterized by opposite extremes; Ex. polar opposites
celibate - abstaining from sexual intercourse; unmarried; N. celibacy
extenuate - weaken; mitigate; lessen the seriousness of (bad behavior)
retiring - shy and reserved (of a person); modest; Ex. her retiring personality
lofty - very high
cavil - quibble; make frivolous objections; find fault unnecessarily
chagrin - annoyance and disappointment; vexation (caused by humiliation or injured pride)
fictitious - imaginary; non-existent; purposely invented to deceive; untrue; Ex. fictitious name/boyfriend; CF. fictional
tawdry - cheap and gaudy; Ex. tawdry jewelry