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shirk - avoid (responsibility, work, etc.); malinger
sardonic - scornfully mocking; disdainful; sarcastic; cynical; Ex. sardonic smile
overwhelm - (of water) cover completely; defeat completely by much greater force; Ex. overwhelmed by grief
recondite - abstruse; not easily understood; profound; secret
abnegation - renunciation; self-sacrifice; self-abnegation
abject - (of a condition) wretched; as low as possible; lacking pride; very humble; showing lack of self-respect; Ex. abject apology
carefree - free from worries; having no problems
indigence - poverty
pith - core or marrow; spongelike substance in the center of stems; essence; substance
confiscate - seize; take possession of (private property) by official order (usu. as a punishment); commandeer