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::: emanate - issue forth; come out
::: altruistic - unselfishly generous; concerned for others; N. altiruism: unselfish concern for the welfare of others; unselfishness; OP. egoism
::: heterogeneous - dissimilar; mixed; not homogeneous; consisting of dissimilar elements or plants
::: expeditious - done with speed; quick; N. expedition
::: grotesque - fantastic; comically hideous; strange and unnatural (causing fear or amusement)
::: anarchy - absence of governing body; state of disorder
::: nihilist - one who considers traditional beliefs to be groundless and existence meaningless; absolute skeptic; revolutionary terrorist; CF. nihilism: belief that nothing has meaning or value; belief that destruction of existing political or social institutions is necessary for future improvement
::: monastic - related to monks or monasteries; removed from worldly concerns
::: jaded - tired or uninterested by surfeit; fatigued; surfeited; worn out; wearied; Ex. jaded appetite
::: perigee - point of moon's orbit when it is nearest the earth; CF. apogee