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attentive - alert and watchful; listening carefully; paying attention; considerate; thoughtful; politely helpful; Ex. attentive audience; Ex. He was attentive to the old lady; N. attentions: act of courtesy and consideration
metaphor - implied comparison; CF. simile
incandescent - strikingly bright; shining with intense heat; emitting visible light when heated; Ex. incandescent light bulb; CF. candle
nausea - feeling of sickness and desire to vomit; disgust; CF. seasickness
fatalism - belief that events are determined by forces or fates beyond one's control; ADJ. fatalistic; CF. fatal: causing death
hubris - arrogance; excessive self-conceit
impute - attribute; ascribe; charge; N. imputation
rebuff - reject bluntly; snub; beat back; Ex. She rebuffed his invitation; N.
engender - cause; produce; give rise to
ferment - agitation; commotion(noisy and excited activity); unrest (of a political kind); V. produce by fermentation; undergo fermentation; cause (a state of trouble)