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petty
Of little importance; trivial.
empathy
ability to identify with another's feelings, ideas, etc.; identification with and understanding of another's feelings; V. empathize; CF. sympathy
adduce
to offer as example, reason, or proof in discussion or analysis
lucrative
bringing in money; profitable
acrid
having an irritatingly strong and unpleasant taste or smell
vicariously
Felt or undergone as if one were taking part in the experience or feelings of another
savvy
practical understanding; shrewdness or intelligence; common sense
counterfeit
a fraudulent imitation of something else; a forgery
contingency
A future event or circumstance that is possible but cannot be predicted with certainty.
virtuous
Possessing or characterized by chastity; pure
plight
a condition, state, or situation, especially an unfavorable or unfortunate one
budding
Beginning to develop
gush
(of liquid) pour out in large quantities from a hole; make an excessive display of feeling (without true feeling); Ex. Blood gushed from the wound.
deteriorate
to diminish or impair in quality, character, or value
swelter
To suffer from oppressive heat.