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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
requite - make return for; repay; reciprocate; revenge; N. requittal
perspicacious - (of someone) having insight; penetrating; astute
humility - humbleness of spirit
numismatist - person who collects coins; N. numismatics: study or collection of money, coins, and medals
assert - state strongly or positively; demand recognition of (rights, claims, etc.); make a claim to (by forceful action); Ex. assert one's independence
uxorious - excessively submissive or devoted to one's wife; CF. uxor: wife
suspense - state of being undecided; anxiety or apprehension resulting from uncertainty
decry - express strong disapproval of; condemn openly (something dangerous to the public); disparage; Ex. decry the violence of modern films
carafe - glass water bottle; decanter