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egoism - excessive interest in one's self; belief that one should be interested in one's self rather than in others; selfishness; ADJ. egoistic, egoistical
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quandary - dilemma; state of uncertainty; Ex. She is in a quandary about whether to go.
secession - withdrawal; V. secede: withdraw formally from membership
contrived - unnatural and forced; artificial; not spontaneous; Ex. The ending was rather contrived.
dissension - disagreement of opinions causing strife within a group
herpetologist - one who studies reptiles; CF. herpetology: branch of zoology that deals with reptiles and amphibians
somnolent - half asleep; drowsy; N. somnolence
partial - incomplete; favoring one side over another; having a liking for something
emetic - substance causing vomiting; ADJ.