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altruistic - unselfishly generous; concerned for others; N. altiruism: unselfish concern for the welfare of others; unselfishness; OP. egoism
merit - deserve; ADJ. meritorious: deserving reward or praise
nettle - irritate; annoy; vex; ADJ. nettlesome
solitude - state of being alone; seclusion; ADJ. solitary: existing or living alone (esp. by choice); remote or secluded; single; sole; Ex. solitary life/inn; Ex. no solitary piece of proof
bouillon - clear beef (or meat) soup
accrue - come to one as a gain; accumulate over time; come about by addition; Ex. benefits that accrue from scientific research; Ex. interest accruing in a bank account; N. accrual
insensible - unconscious; unresponsive; insensitive; unaware; imperceptible; Ex. insensible of his danger/to pain; Ex. insensible change; CF. not the opposite of sensible
vex - annoy; distress
caulk - (calk) make watertight (by blocking up cracks as in a ship)
ruffian - violent scoundrel; bully