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decry - express strong disapproval of; condemn openly (something dangerous to the public); disparage; Ex. decry the violence of modern films
winsome - charming (in a childlike way); agreeable; gracious; engaging
canny - shrewd in money matters; thrifty
euphemism - mild expression in place of an unpleasant one; ADJ. euphemistic
substantive - substantial; essential; pertaining to the substance; substantial; considerable; Ex. substantive issues
sanctimonious - displaying ostentatious or hypocritical devoutness; N. sanctimony: hypocritical piety
pique - irritation; resentment from wounded pride (eg. loss in a contest); V: provoke; arouse; annoy; cause to feel resentment; Ex. pique her curiosity
masquerade - wear a mask or disguise; pretend; N: costume party or ball at which masks are worn; pretense; disguise
amenities - convenient features that helps to make life pleasant; social courtesies
abnegation - renunciation; self-sacrifice; self-abnegation