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egoism - excessive interest in one's self; belief that one should be interested in one's self rather than in others; selfishness; ADJ. egoistic, egoistical
dire - warning of disaster; disastrous; (of needs and dangers) very great; urgent; Ex. dire prediction/need of food
incontinent - lacking self-restraint; not continent; licentious
subliminal - below the threshold of conscious perception; Ex. subliminal advertisement
amity - friendship; peaceful relationship as between nations
gape - open widely; open the mouth wide; stare wonderingly with the mouth open; CF. agape
motility - ability to move spontaneously; ADJ. motile: moving spontaneously
unravel - disentangle; solve
sap - diminish; weaken; undermine the foundations of (a fortification); Ex. The element kryptonite sapped his strength.
dearth - scarcity