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::: altruistic - unselfishly generous; concerned for others; N. altiruism: unselfish concern for the welfare of others; unselfishness; OP. egoism
::: partiality - state of being partial; inclination; favorable bias; special fondness; preference
::: didactic - (of speech or writing) intended to teach a moral lesson; teaching; instructional; N. didacticism
::: overwrought - nervous or excited; extremely agitated; hysterical; wrought-up; CF. wrought: made or done
::: polemical - (polemic) aggressive in verbal attack; disputatious (rather than simply expressing opinions)
::: skulduggery - (skullduggery) dishonest behavior or action; Ex. skulduggery in the election
::: spoonerism - accidental transposition of sounds in successive words; Ex. ``Let me sew you to your sheet'' for ``Let me show you to your seat''; CF. William Spooner
::: cynosure - object of general attention; person or thing that is a center of attention; CF. Ursa Minor
::: spoof - parody
::: pomposity - self-important behavior; acting like a stuffed shirt(pompous person); ADJ. pompous: self-important