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admonish - warn or speak to with gentle disapproval; reprove
exploit - make use of, sometimes unjustly; N. exploitation
leonine - like a lion
filial - pertaining to or befitting a son or daughter; Ex. filial respect
synthesis - combining parts or separate things into a whole; the whole so formed; PL. syntheses; V. synthesize
winsome - charming (in a childlike way); agreeable; gracious; engaging
nicety - precision; accuracy; minute distinction or difference; Ex. to a nicety: exactly; precisely; Ex. distinguish between niceties
preempt - prevent in advance; head off(forestall); forestall by acting first; appropriate for oneself before others; supplant; take the place of; displace; Ex. preempt any attempts; ADJ. preemptive
pessimism - belief that life is basically bad or evil; gloominess; tendency to take the gloomiest possible view of a situation; ADJ. pessimistic
capacity - mental or physical ability; role; position or duty; ability to accommodate; Ex. in my capacity as president