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grudging - unwilling; reluctant; stingy(giving reluctantly)
conundrum - riddle; difficult problem
eloquence - expressiveness; persuasive speech; ADJ. eloquent: movingly expressive; expressing ideas well so that the hearers can be influeneced
cadence - rhythmic rise and fall (of words or sounds); beat; regular beat of sound; rhythm
ecliptic - path of the sun and the planets
freebooter - pirate or plunderer who makes war in order to grow rich
expansive - (of a person) outgoing and sociable; broad and extensive; able to increase in size
cavalier - casual and offhand; arrogant; N: knight
empathy - ability to identify with another's feelings, ideas, etc.; identification with and understanding of another's feelings; V. empathize; CF. sympathy
pessimism - belief that life is basically bad or evil; gloominess; tendency to take the gloomiest possible view of a situation; ADJ. pessimistic