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  1. Denying of Self
    abnegate
    abstain
    abstemious
    abstinent
    ascetic
    continent
    forbear
    frugal
    restrained
    spartan
    stoic
    teetotal
    temperate
    • Abnegate: To give up (rights or a claim, for example); renounce; To deny (something) to oneself
    • Abstain: To refrain from something by one's own choice
    • Abstemious: Eating and drinking in moderation
    • Abstinent: The act or practice of refraining from indulging an appetite or desire, especially for alcoholic drink or sexual intercourse
    • Ascetic: A person who renounces material comforts and leads a life of austere self-discipline, especially as an act of religious devotion
    • Continent: able to control urination and defecation; exercising self-restraint, esp from sexual activity; chaste
    • Forbear: To refrain from; resist; To be tolerant or patient in the face of provocation
    • Frugal: practising economy; living without waste; thrifty
    • Restrained: To hold back or keep in check; control; (of a person or person's manner) calm and unemotional - reticent
    • Spartan: Rigorously self-disciplined or self-restrained; simple, frugal, austere
    • Stoic: Seemingly indifferent to or unaffected by emotions, pleasure or pain; impassive:
    • Teetotal: Of, relating to, or practicing complete abstinence from alcoholic beverages
    • Temperate: Exercising moderation and self-restraint
  2. Dictatorial
    Ascendancy
    Authoritarian
    Autocrat
    Despotic
    Dogmatic
    Hegemonic
    Imperious
    Magisterial
    Martinet
    Peremptory
    Tyrannical
    • Ascendancy: the condition of being dominant, esp through superior economic or political power
    • Authoritarian: expecting or requiring people to obey rules or laws: not allowing personal freedom
    • Autocrat: A ruler having unlimited power; a despot; a person who rules with total power
    • Despotic: A ruler with absolute power; wields power oppressively
    • Dictatorial: used to describe a person who tries to control other people in a forceful and unfair way
    • Dogmatic: expressing personal opinions or beliefs as if they are certainly correct and cannot be doubted
    • Hegemonic: the dominance or leadership of one social group or nation over others
    • Imperious: Arrogantly domineering or overbearing
    • Magisterial: having the confident quality of someone who expects to be obeyed by other people
    • Martinet: A rigid military disciplinarian; One who demands absolute adherence to forms and rules
    • Peremptory: used to describe an order, command, etc., that you must obey without any questions or excuses; Offensively self-assured; dictatorial
    • Tyrannical: using power over people in a way that is cruel and unfair
  3. Difficult to Understand
    Abstruse
    Ambiguous
    Arcane
    Bemusing
    Cabalistic/kabbalistic/qabalistic
    Cryptic
    Delphic
    Enigmatic
    Equivocal
    Esoteric
    Flummox
    Inscrutable
    Labyrinthine
    Obnubilate
    Obscure
    Opaque
    Paradoxical
    Perplexing
    Recondite
    Sibylline
    Turbid
    • Abstruse: Difficult to understand; recondite
    • Ambiguous: Open to more than one interpretation; not expressed or understood clearly
    • Arcane: Known or understood by only a few; requiring secret or mysterious knowledge
    • Bemusing: to cause (someone) to be confused and often also somewhat amused
    • Cabalistic/kabbalistic/qabalistic: Having a secret or hidden meaning; occult
    • Cryptic: Having hidden meaning; mystifying; secret or occult
    • Delphic: Obscurely prophetic; oracular; obscure or ambiguous
    • Enigmatic: not clear to the understanding; puzzling; resembling an oracle in obscurity of thought
    • Equivocal: Open to two or more interpretations and often intended to mislead; ambiguous; deliberately misleading or vague; evasive; of doubtful character or sincerity; dubious
    • Esoteric: Intended for or understood by only a particular group: ANTONYM: exoteric (suited to the public)
    • Flummox: To confuse; perplex.
    • Inscrutable: Difficult to fathom or understand; impenetrable
    • Labyrinthine: resembling a labyrinth in complexity
    • Obnubilate: to darken or obscure; to make unclear
    • Obscure: Not readily noticed or seen; inconspicuous; Not clearly understood or expressed; ambiguous or vague; hidden
    • Opaque: hard to understand; unintelligible; not transmitting light; not transparent or translucent
    • Paradoxical: A seemingly contradictory statement that may nonetheless be true
    • Perplexing: To confuse or trouble with uncertainty or doubt
    • Recondite: Not easily understood; abstruse; concealed, hidden; requiring special knowledge to be understood
    • Sibylline: having a secret or hidden meaning; cabalistic
    • Turbid: muddy or opaque, as a liquid clouded with a suspension of particles; in turmoil or confusion
  4. Disgusting/Offensive (general)
    Defile
    Insolent
    Invidious
    Jarring
    Noisome
    Odious
    Putrid
    Rebarbative
    • Defile: to make (something) dirty; To profane or sully (a reputation, for example); corrupt
    • Exercrable: unequivocally detestable
    • Insolent: offensive, impudent, or disrespectful
    • Invidious: Tending to rouse ill will, animosity, or resentment
    • Jarring: To be disturbing or irritating; grate; making or causing a harsh and irritating sound
    • Noisome: Offensive to the point of arousing disgust; foul
    • Odious: Arousing or meriting strong dislike, aversion, or intense displeasure
    • Putrid: Decomposed and foul-smelling; rotten; Morally rotten; corrupt; vile
    • Rebarbative: Tending to irritate; repellent
  5. Disgusting/Offensive (odor)
    Fetid
    Mephitic
    Miasmic
    Olid
    Putrid
    Rancid
    • Fetid: Having an offensive odor.
    • Mephitic: poisonous or foul-smelling; foul-smelling, putrid
    • Miasmic: of noxious stench from atmospheric pollution
    • Olid: foul-smelling
    • Putrid: Decomposed and foul-smelling; rotten; Morally rotten; corrupt; vile
    • Rancid: Having the disagreeable odor or taste of decomposing oils or fats; rank; Repugnant; nasty
  6. Easy to Understand
    Articulate
    Cogent
    Conspicuous
    Eloquent
    Evident
    Limpid
    Lucid
    Luculent
    Palpable
    Patent
    Pellucid
    Perspicuous
    • Articulate: Expressing oneself easily in clear and effective language
    • Cogent: Appealing to the intellect or powers of reasoning; convincing
    • Conspicuous: Easy to notice; obvious; attracting attention because of a striking quality or feature
    • Eloquent: Characterized by persuasive, powerful discourse
    • Evident: Easily seen or understood; obvious
    • Limpid: Characterized by transparent clearness; Easily intelligible; clear
    • Lucid: Easily understood; intelligible; Mentally sound; sane or rational
    • Luculent: Easily understood; clear or lucid.
    • Palpable: Capable of being handled, touched, or felt; tangible; Easily perceived; obvious
    • Patent: clearly revealed to the mind or the senses or judgment
    • Pellucid: extremely clear in style and meaning; limpid
    • Perspicuous: Clearly expressed or presented; easy to understand; Expressing oneself clearly and effectively
  7. Unconventional
    Aberrant
    Anachronism
    Anomalous
    Bohemian
    Eccentric
    Eclectic
    Gonzo
    Heretic
    Iconoclast
    Idiosyncrasy
    Outlandish
    Outre
    Unorthodox
    • Aberrant: Deviating from the proper or expected course or what is normal; untrue to type
    • Anachronism: something located at a time when it could not have existed or occurred
    • Anomaly: Deviation or departure from the normal or common order, form, or rule; peculiar, irregular, abnormal, or difficult to classify
    • Bohemian: A person with artistic or literary interests who disregards conventional standards of behavior
    • Eccentric: Departing from a recognized, conventional, or established norm or pattern; strange
    • Gonzo: Using an exaggerated, highly subjective style, especially in journalism; bizarre, unconventional
    • Heretic: a person who holds unorthodox opinions in any field (not merely religion)
    • Iconoclast: One who attacks and seeks to overthrow traditional or popular ideas or institutions
    • Idiosyncrasy: A structural or behavioral characteristic peculiar to an individual or group
    • Outlandish: Conspicuously unconventional; bizarre
    • Outre: Out of the common course or limits; extravagant{2}; bizarre; outlandish{2}; as, an outré costume
    • Unorthodox: Breaking with convention or tradition; not orthodox.
  8. To Embarrass/Feel Embarrassed
    Abash
    Chagrin
    Compunction
    Discomfit
    Disconcert
    • Abash: To make ashamed or uneasy; disconcert
    • Chagrin: A keen feeling of mental unease, as of annoyance or embarrassment, caused by failure, disappointment, or a disconcerting event
    • Compunction: A strong uneasiness caused by a sense of guilt
    • Discomfit: To make uneasy or perplexed; or embarrassed; to frustrate the plans or purpose of
    • Disconcert: to disturb the composure of; to frustrate or upset; cause to feel embarrassment
  9. Minor Fault/Failure
    Faux Pas
    Foible
    Gaucherie
    Misdemeanor
    Peccadillo
    Pratfall
    • Faux Pas: A social blunder
    • Foible: A minor weakness or failing of character; peculiarity, idiosyncrasy
    • Gaucherie: An awkward or tactless act, manner, or expression.
    • Misdemeanour: any minor offence or transgression
    • Peccadillo: A small sin or fault
    • Pratfall: A humiliating error, failure, or defeat; A fall on the buttocks
  10. Remorse
    Contrition
    Expiate
    Penance
    Penitence
    Rue
    Self-Reproach
    • Contrition: Feeling regret and sorrow for one's sins or offenses; penitent.
    • Expiate: To make amends or reparation for; atone: expiate one's sins by acts of penance.
    • Penance: voluntary self-punishment to atone for a sin, crime, etc.; a feeling of regret for one's wrongdoings
    • Penitence: the state or condition of regretting crimes or offenses and being willing to atone for them; remorse for past conduct
    • Rue: to feel sorrow, remorse, or regret for (one's own wrongdoing, past events with unpleasant consequences, etc.)
    • Self-Reproach: The act or an instance of charging oneself with a fault or mistake; a feeling of deep regret (usually for some misdeed)
  11. Equal
    Commensurate
    Equitable
    Equity
    Tantamount
    • Commensurate: Of the same size, extent, or duration as another
    • Equitable: Marked by or having equity; just and impartial; fair
    • Equity: The state, quality, or ideal of being just, impartial, and fair.
    • Tantamount: Equivalent in effect or value

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