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1. Hold closely in one's arms, 2. Accept willingly and enthusiastically

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EMBRACE
1. Hold closely in one's arms, 2. Accept willingly and enthusiastically
Ethos
Characteristic spirit of an era, culture
Steeped
Surround or fill with a quality or influence
Obscure
Not known, uncertain, not clearly expressed, not important
Enhance
To improve
Overshadowed
Appear more important than
Plausible
Reasonable, Believable, probable, credible
Superficial
Appear to be true only until examined closely
Underscore
To emphasize
Manifest
Clear or obvious to the eyes or mind
Sparseness
Thinly dispersed or scattered
Prudent
Carefully
Demure
Reserved, modest and shy
Carcass
Dead body
Chastise
To reprimand harshly
Reprimand
A formal expression of disapproval
Presage
Warning
Demur
Raise objections or reluctance
Amenable
Easily influenced
Mercurial
Unpredictable changes in mood
Ambivalent
Mixed or conflicting emotions
Egregious
Outstandingly bad
Hunch
Guess
Commensurate
To be in proportion
Heinous
Utterly odious or wicked
Galvanize
To motivate or inspire
Extant
Still in existence
Acrimony
Bitterness and ill will
Imperil
Put at risk, destroyed
Amorphous
Shapeless
Abound
Exist in large numbers or amounts
Austere
Strict in manner, Having no luxuries, simple unadorned(plain) appearance
Belie
Fail to fulfill or justify
Capricious
Mercurial, Sudden changes in mood
Cerebral
Of the cerebrum of the brain, Intellectual
Congenial
Like-minded, having same taste
Conspicuous
Clearly visible
Cursory
Hasty, not thorough about the details
Daunting
Difficult to deal with
Deify
Worship or regard as god
Didactic
Intended to teach
Disseminate
Spread Widely
Flout
Openly disregard
Homogeneous
Of the same kind, alike
Humdrum
Lacking excitement or variety
Insipid
Lacking flavor, tasteless
Loquacious
Talkative
Misanthropic
Showing dislike of others, unsociable
Misnomer
Inaccurate use of name or designation/term
Obsequious
Obedient or attentive
Placate
Make less angry, calm
Proclivity
A tendency to choose or do something regularly
Puerile
Childishly silly or immature
Quixotic
Extremely idealistic, impractical and unrealistic
Taciturn
Reserved or uncommunicative in speech, untalkative
Wary
Showing caution about possible dangers
Morose
Ill-tempered, sulky, bad mood, refusing to be cooperative
Adulterate
Render poorer in quality by adding another substance, not pure or genuine
Aggrandize
Increase reputation, power, wealth, or status
Alacrity
Brisk(active and energetic) and cheerful readiness
Bizarre
Strange or unusual
Urbane
Courteous or refined in manner
Coarseness
Quality of being harsh
Eccentricity
Unconventional and slightly strange
Novelty
Quality of being new, original, or unusual
Apathy
Lack of interest
Indecorous
Not in keeping with good taste, improper, undignified
Fortuitous
Happening by chance, coincidence
Polemic
Verbal or written attack
Dogmatic
Inclined to lay down principles as undeniably true
Altruism
Selfless concern for the well being of others
Fickle
Changing frequently, especially loyalty and affection
Specious
Superficially plausible, but actually wrong
Concede
Admit or agree, surrender
Elusive
Difficult to find, catch or achieve
Suffrage
Right to vote in public elections
Scornful
Feeling or expressing contempt
Contempt
A feeling that a person or a thing is worthless
Seldom
Rarely, not often
Sinister
Giving the impression that something harmful will happen or happening
Woo
Seek the favour, support, Try to gain love
Martinet
A person who demands complete obedience, strict disciplinarian
Tyrant
Cruel and oppresive ruler
Acolyte
A person assisting a priest in a religious service
Sporadic
Occurring at irregular intervals or in few places; scattered
Skeptical
Not easily convinced, having doubts
Irksome
Irritating or annoying
Predilection
Special liking for something; a bias in favour for something
Morbid
Characterized by an abnormal interest in unpleasant subjects, especially death and disease; indicative of disease
Exploit
Make full use of and derive benefit from; make use in a way considered unfair
Ameliorate
Make better
Anachronistic
Belonging to a period other than that protrayed
Audacious
Showing willingness to take surprisingly bold risks; showing lack of respect
Avaricious
Extreme greed for wealth or material gain
Banal
Lacking in originality; obvious and boring
Whimsical
Acting or behaving in a capricious manner, fanciful, unusual or fantastic
Cynic
A person who believes others are selfish or not honorable
Prodigal
Spendthrift
Vague
Obscure, uncertain
Intriguing
Arouse the curiosity or interest