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compassion - sympathy for the suffering of others; ADJ. compassionate
inverse - opposite
microcosm - small representative world; world in miniature; Ex. microcosm of English society
pessimism - belief that life is basically bad or evil; gloominess; tendency to take the gloomiest possible view of a situation; ADJ. pessimistic
seasonable - occurring at the proper time or season; opportune; Ex. seasonable intervention in the dispute
stentorian - (of the voice) extremely loud; CF. Stentor: a loud herald in the Iliad
tentative - not fully worked out or developed; provisional; experimental; uncertain; hesitant; not definite or positive; Ex. tentative agreement/reply
gross - total; fragrant; clearly wrong; (of people's behavior) coarse; corpulent; Ex. gross insolence/behavior; V: earn as a total amount; N: 12 dozens
impede - hide; retard or obstruct the progress of; block
innovation - change; something newly introduced; introduction of something new; V. innovate: begin or introduce (something new); be creative; ADJ. innovative