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earthy - unrefined; coarse; of earth; Ex. earthy remarks; OP. ethereal
bereft - deprived of (something valuable); lacking
benefactor - gift giver; patron; person who does good or who gives money for a good purpose
authoritarian - subordinating the individual to the state; completely dominating another's will; Ex. authoritarian regime/father
atavism - resemblance to remote ancestors rather than to parents; reversion to an earlier type; throwback; ADJ. atavistic
unconscionable - unscrupulous; not guided by conscience; excessive; beyond reason; Ex. unconscionable demand
smirk - conceited smile; offensively self-satisfied smile (often at someone else's misfortune); V.
anneal - reduce brittleness and improve toughness by heating and cooling (metal or glass)
favoritism - display of partiality toward a favored person
preclude - make impossible; prevent; exclude; eliminate