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altruistic - unselfishly generous; concerned for others; N. altiruism: unselfish concern for the welfare of others; unselfishness; OP. egoism
acoustics - science of sound; quality that makes a room easy or hard to hear in
nominal - in name only; of a name; trifling; (of a sum of money) very small; CF. nominate: propose as a candidate; appoint
balk - stop short, as if faced with an obstacle, and refuse to continue; foil; stop or get in the way of; frustrate
incipient - beginning; in an early stage
untoward - unexpected and adverse; unfortunate or unlucky; Ex. untoward encounter
maudlin - effusively sentimental
predetermine - determine in advance; predestine; settle or decide beforehand; influence markedly
pharisee - Pharisee: member of an ancient Jewish group that emphasized strict observance of the Mosaic law (considering themselves very holy); hypocritical self-righteous person
remonstrate - protest; objection; V. remonstrate: say in protest