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ingenuous - naive and trusting; young; unsophisticated; candid
dispirited - lacking in spirit
venerate - revere; treat with great respect
shirk - avoid (responsibility, work, etc.); malinger
jingoist - extremely aggressive and militant patriot; warlike chauvinist; N. jingoism: extreme nationalism
encomiastic - praising; eulogistic; N. encomium: very high praise; eulogy
exemplary - serving as a model; outstanding; Ex. exemplary punishment/behavior; N. exemplar: typical example; model
gloat - express evil satisfaction; look at or think about with evil satisfaction; view malevolently; Ex. The thief gloated over the stolen jewels.
detached - emotionally removed; free from emotional involvement; calm and objective; physically separate; N. detachment; CF. attachment
plaintive - expressing sorrow; mournful; Ex. plaintive song