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A

absent-minded

having or showing a forgetful or inattentive disposition.

abuse

use (something) to bad effect or for a bad purpose; misuse.
treat with cruelty or violence, especially regularly or repeatedly.

academic

relating to education and scholarship.

acceptance

the action of consenting to receive or undertake something offered.

accumulate

gather together or acquire an increasing number or quantity of.
gradually gather or acquire (a resulting whole).
gather; build up.

achievement

a thing done successfully with effort, skill, or courage.

acquisitive

excessively interested in acquiring money or material things.

action

the fact or process of doing something, typically to achieve an aim.

active

engaging or ready to engage in physically energetic pursuits.

adamant

refusing to be persuaded or to change one's mind.

adaptable

able to adjust to new conditions.
able to be modified for a new use or purpose.

adjust

alter or move (something) slightly in order to achieve the desired fit, appearance, or result.

advice

guidance or recommendations offered with regard to prudent action.

aesthetic

concerned with beauty or the appreciation of beauty.

affectation

behaviour, speech, or writing that is pretentious and designed to impress.
a studied display of real or pretended feeling.

affection

a gentle feeling of fondness or liking.

afraid

feeling fear or anxiety; frightened.

aggressive

ready or likely to attack or confront; characterized by or resulting from aggression.

alone

having no one else present; on one's own.

ambivalence

the state of having mixed feelings or contradictory ideas about something or someone.

amiable

having or displaying a friendly and pleasant manner.

analytical

relating to or using analysis or logical reasoning.

anger

a strong feeling of annoyance, displeasure, or hostility.

antisocial

contrary to the laws and customs of society, in a way that causes annoyance and disapproval in others.

anxious

feeling or showing worry, nervousness, or unease about something with an uncertain outcome.

appreciation

recognition and enjoyment of the good qualities of someone or something.

apprehension

anxiety or fear that something bad or unpleasant will happen.

argumentative

given to arguing.
exchange or express diverging or opposite views, typically in a heated or angry way.

asexual

without sexual feelings or associations.

attachment

affection, fondness, or sympathy for someone or something.

attention

notice taken of someone or something; the regarding of someone or something as interesting or important.

attentive

paying close attention to something.

avoid

keep away from or stop oneself from doing (something).

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B

backstabber

People who you think are friends but then they attempt in causing your downfall.

balance

a situation in which different elements are equal or in the correct proportions.

banter

exchange remarks in a good-humoured teasing way.

blabbermouth

a person who talks excessively or indiscreetly.

blunt

(of a person or remark) uncompromisingly forthright.

bookish

(of a person or way of life) devoted to reading and studying.

boring

not interesting; tedious.

broad-minded

tolerant or liberal in one's views and reactions; not easily offended.

brutal

savagely violent.

burden

cause (someone) worry, hardship, or distress.

busy

having a great deal to do.

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C

calamity

an event causing great and often sudden damage or distress; a disaster.

cautious

(of a person) careful to avoid potential problems or dangers.

charm

the power or quality of delighting, attracting, or fascinating others.

cheat

act dishonestly or unfairly in order to gain an advantage.

childlike

(of an adult) having the good qualities, such as innocence, associated with a child.

clever

quick to understand, learn, and devise or apply ideas; intelligent.

close-minded

having or showing rigid opinions or a narrow outlook.

cold-blooded

without emotion or pity; deliberately cruel or callous.

collect

bring or gather together (a number of things).

comfortable

(especially of clothes or furnishings) providing physical ease and relaxation.

competitive

relating to or characterized by competition.
as good as or better than others of a comparable nature.

complete

finish making or doing.

complicated

consisting of many interconnecting parts or elements; intricate.

compromise

settle a dispute by mutual concession.
expediently accept standards that are lower than is desirable.

conceal

not allow to be seen; hide.
prevent (something) from being known; keep secret.

confidence

the feeling or belief that one can have faith in or rely on someone or something.

confused

(of a person) unable to think clearly; bewildered.

confusion

uncertainty about what is happening, intended, or required.
the state of being bewildered or unclear in one's mind about something.

connection

a relationship in which a person or thing is linked or associated with something else.

considerate

careful not to inconvenience or harm others.
showing careful thought.

consistency

consistent behaviour or treatment.

constructive

having or intended to have a useful or beneficial purpose.

contemplative

expressing or involving prolonged thought.

control

determine the behaviour or supervise the running of.

convenient

fitting in well with a person's needs, activities, and plans.

coordination

the ability to use different parts of the body together smoothly and efficiently.

creativity

the use of imagination or original ideas to create something; inventiveness.

criticism

the expression of disapproval of someone or something on the basis of perceived faults or mistakes.

cruel

willfully causing pain or suffering to others, or feeling no concern about it.

culture

the arts and other manifestations of human intellectual achievement regarded collectively.
the ideas, customs, and social behaviour of a particular people or society.

curious

eager to know or learn something.

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D

deception

the action of deceiving someone.

decision

a conclusion or resolution reached after consideration.

decisive

settling an issue; producing a definite result.
having or showing the ability to make decisions quickly and effectively.

defiance

open resistance; bold disobedience.

delusion

an idiosyncratic belief or impression maintained despite being contradicted by reality or rational argument, typically as a symptom of mental disorder.

depression

feelings of severe despondency and dejection.

deprived

(of a person) lacking a specified benefit that is considered important.
suffering a severe and damaging lack of basic material and cultural benefits.

despair

the complete loss or absence of hope.

detachment

the state of being objective or aloof.

determined

having made a firm decision and being resolved not to change it.
possessing or displaying resolve.

difference of opinion

a disagreement or mild quarrel.

dignity

the state or quality of being worthy of honour or respect.

diplomacy

the art of dealing with people in a sensitive and tactful way.

disciplined

showing a controlled form of behaviour or way of working.

disconnected

(of speech, writing, or thought) lacking a logical sequence.

discouraged

having lost confidence or enthusiasm; disheartened.

dishonesty

deceitfulness shown in someone's character or behaviour.

dispute

a disagreement or argument.

distant

(of a person) not intimate; cool or reserved.

distracted

unable to concentrate because one is preoccupied by something worrying or unpleasant.

dominate

have power and influence over.

domineer

assert one's will over another in an arrogant way.

doubt

a feeling of uncertainty or lack of conviction.

dreamworld

a fantastic or idealized view of life.

duality

the quality or condition of being dual.

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E

economical

giving good value or return in relation to the money, time, or effort expended.
(of a person or lifestyle) careful not to waste money or resources.

efficient

(of a person) working in a well-organized and competent way.

ego

a person's sense of self-esteem or self-importance.

elusive

difficult to find, catch, or achieve.
difficult to remember.

emotion

a strong feeling deriving from one's circumstances, mood, or relationships with others.

emotional

arousing or characterized by intense feeling.
(of a person) having feelings that are easily excited and openly displayed.

enforcement

the act of compelling observance of or compliance with a law, rule, or obligation.

enthusiastic

having or showing intense and eager enjoyment, interest, or approval.

equal

a person or thing that is the same as another in status or quality.

excitable

responding too readily to something new or stimulating; easily excited.

excuse

seek to lessen the blame attaching to (a fault or offence); try to justify
Excuses, a reason or explanation given to justify a fault or offence.

execution

the carrying out of a plan, order, or course of action.

expressive

effectively conveying thought or feeling.

extreme

either of two abstract things that are as different from each other as possible.

extrovert

an outgoing, socially confident person.

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F

failing

a weakness, especially in a person's character; a shortcoming.

faith

complete trust or confidence in someone or something.

false

not according with truth or fact; incorrect.
made to imitate something in order to deceive.

fantasy

the faculty or activity of imagining impossible or improbable things.

fear

an unpleasant emotion caused by the threat of danger, pain, or harm.

feeling

showing emotion or sensitivity.

fine art

creative art, especially visual art whose products are to be appreciated primarily or solely for their imaginative, aesthetic, or intellectual content.

firm

in a resolute and determined manner.

flexible

(of a person) ready and able to change so as to adapt to different circumstances.

focus

the centre of interest or activity.

follower

a person who supports and admires a particular person or set of ideas.
a person who moves or travels behind someone or something.

fondle

Stroke or caress lovingly or erotically.

foodie

a person with a particular interest in food; a gourmet.

forced

obtained or imposed by coercion or physical power.

forgetful

apt or likely not to remember.

frank

open, honest, and direct in speech or writing, especially when dealing with unpalatable matters.

fraud

wrongful or criminal deception intended to result in financial or personal gain.
a person or thing intended to deceive others, typically by unjustifiably claiming or being credited with accomplishments or qualities.

friendly

kind and pleasant.

frolic

play or move about in a cheerful and lively way.

frustration

the feeling of being upset or annoyed as a result of being unable to change or achieve something.
the prevention of the progress, success, or fulfilment of something.

fun

enjoyment, amusement, or light-hearted pleasure.

future

a period of time following the moment of speaking or writing; time regarded as still to come.

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G

generous

showing a readiness to give more of something, especially money, than is strictly necessary or expected.

give up

cease making an effort; admit defeat.

go to hell

used to express angry rejection of someone or something.

goal

the object of a person's ambition or effort; an aim or desired result.

gossip

casual or unconstrained conversation or reports about other people, typically involving details which are not confirmed as true.

gratification

pleasure, especially when gained from the satisfaction of a desire.

guilty

culpable of or responsible for a specified wrongdoing.
conscious of, affected by, or revealing a feeling of guilt.

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H

harsh

unpleasantly rough or jarring to the senses.
cruel or severe.

hasty

done with excessive speed or urgency; hurried.

hate

intense dislike.

havoc

widespread destruction.

helpful

giving or ready to give help.

hide

put or keep out of sight.

hoarder

a person who hoards things.

hooked

addicted.

humble

having or showing a modest or low estimate of one's importance.

hurry

move or act with great haste.

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I

idea

a thought or suggestion as to a possible course of action.

idealistic

characterized by idealism; unrealistically aiming for perfection.

imagination

the faculty or action of forming new ideas, or images or concepts of external objects not present to the senses.

immaculate

perfectly clean, neat, or tidy.

immaturity

the state of being immature or not fully grown.

impatient

having or showing a tendency to be quickly irritated or provoked.

impractical

not adapted for use or action; not sensible or realistic.

impressionable

easily influenced.

impulsive

acting or done without forethought.

inadequacy

the state or quality of being inadequate; lack of the quantity or quality required.

inattentive

not paying attention to something.

incoherent

not logical or internally consistent.
(of spoken or written language) expressed in an incomprehensible or confusing way; unclear.

incomplete

not having all the necessary or appropriate parts.

inconsistency

the fact or state of being inconsistent.
inconsistent - not staying the same throughout.

indecent

not conforming with generally accepted standards of behaviour, especially in relation to sexual matters.

indecisive

(of a person) not able to make decisions quickly and effectively.

independent

free from outside control; not subject to another's authority.

indifference

lack of interest, concern, or sympathy.

indiscreet

having, showing, or proceeding from too great a readiness to reveal things that should remain private or secret.

individualistic

more interested in individual people than in society as a whole.
marked by or expressing individuality; unconventional.

indulgence

the action or fact of indulging.
indulge - allow oneself to enjoy the pleasure of.

inexpressive

showing no expression.

inferiority complex

an unrealistic feeling of general inadequacy caused by actual or supposed inferiority in one sphere, sometimes marked by aggressive behaviour in compensation.

ingenious

(of a person) clever, original, and inventive.

inhibited

unable to act in a relaxed and natural way because of self-consciousness or mental restraint.

initiative

the ability to assess and initiate things independently.

injury-prone

often sustaining injuries.

insecurity

uncertainty or anxiety about oneself; lack of confidence.

insincere

not expressing genuine feelings.

intelligent

having or showing intelligence, especially of a high level.

intense

of extreme force, degree, or strength.
having or showing strong feelings or opinions; extremely earnest or serious.

intolerant

not tolerant of views, beliefs, or behaviour that differ from one's own.

intuitive

using or based on what one feels to be true even without conscious reasoning; instinctive.

investigative

of or concerned with investigating something.

involvement

emotional or personal association with someone.

irresponsible

(of a person, attitude, or action) not showing a proper sense of responsibility.

irritation

the state of feeling annoyed, impatient, or slightly angry.

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J

jealous

feeling or showing an envious resentment of someone or their achievements, possessions, or perceived advantages.

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K

Kleptomania

Kleptomania is the inability to refrain from the urge to steal items and is done for reasons other than personal use or financial gain. First described in 1816, kleptomania is classified in psychiatry as an impulse control disorder.

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L

lawbreaker

a person who breaks the law.

leader

the person who leads or commands a group, organization, or country.

learner

a person who is learning a subject or skill.

liar

a person who tells lies.

libido

sexual desire.

liking

a feeling of regard or fondness.

limelight

the focus of public attention.

listen

give one's attention to a sound.

logical

of or according to the rules of logic or formal argument.

lonely

sad because one has no friends or company.

loner

a person that prefers not to associate with others.

loss

the fact or process of losing something or someone.

loyalty

the quality of being loyal.
a strong feeling of support or allegiance.

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M

make fun of

tease, laugh at, or joke about (someone) in a mocking or unkind way.

maniac

a person exhibiting extremely wild or violent behaviour.
an obsessive enthusiast.

manipulative

exercising unscrupulous control or influence over a person or situation.

maternal

relating to a mother, especially during pregnancy or shortly after childbirth.
related through the mother's side of the family.

mature

fully developed physically; full-grown.
having reached the most advanced stage in a process.

mechanical

(of an action) done without thought or spontaneity; automatic.

memory

the faculty by which the mind stores and remembers information.
something remembered from the past.

miscommunication

failure to communicate adequately.

misunderstand

fail to interpret or understand the words or actions of (someone) correctly.

modest

unassuming in the estimation of one's abilities or achievements.

monotonous

dull, tedious, and repetitious; lacking in variety and interest.

moody

(of a person) given to unpredictable changes of mood, especially sudden bouts of gloominess or sullenness.

musical

relating to music.

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N

nagging

(of a person) constantly harassing someone to do something.

negative

consisting in or characterized by the absence rather than the presence of distinguishing features.
(of a person, attitude, or situation) not desirable or optimistic.

normal

conforming to a standard; usual, typical, or expected.

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odd

different to what is usual or expected; strange.

open-minded

willing to consider new ideas; unprejudiced.

opportunist

a person who takes advantage of opportunities as and when they arise, regardless of planning or principle.

optimism

hopefulness and confidence about the future or the success of something.

ordinary

with no special or distinctive features; normal.

organize

arrange systematically; order.

origin

the point or place where something begins, arises, or is derived.

outgoing

friendly and socially confident.

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P

pamper

indulge with every attention, comfort, and kindness; spoil.

partial

favouring one side in a dispute above the other; biased.

past

gone by in time and no longer existing.

paternal

of or appropriate to a father.
related through the father.

perfect

having all the required or desirable elements, qualities, or characteristics; as good as it is possible to be.

persistent

continuing firmly or obstinately in an opinion or course of action in spite of difficulty or opposition.
continuing to exist or occur over a prolonged period.

pessimism

a tendency to see the worst aspect of things or believe that the worst will happen.

philosophical

having or showing a calm attitude towards disappointments or difficulties.

physical

relating to the body as opposed to the mind.

pile it on

exaggerate the seriousness of a situation for effect.

pimp

One who finds customers for a prostitute; a procurer.

pious

devoutly religious.

planning

the process of making plans for something.

pleasure

a feeling of happy satisfaction and enjoyment.

positive

constructive, optimistic, or confident.

possessive

demanding someone's total attention and love.

practical

of or concerned with the actual doing or use of something rather than with theory and ideas.

pretence

an attempt to make something that is not the case appear true.

pride

a feeling of deep pleasure or satisfaction derived from one's own achievements, the achievements of one's close associates, or from qualities or possessions that are widely admired.

problem

a matter or situation regarded as unwelcome or harmful and needing to be dealt with and overcome.

procrastination

the action of delaying or postponing something.

productive

producing or able to produce large amounts of goods, crops, or other commodities.

protective

intended to protect someone or something.

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Q

quick

moving fast or doing something in a short time.
prompt to understand, think, or learn; intelligent.

quitter

a person who gives up easily or does not have the courage or determination to finish a task.

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R

read

a period or act of reading something.

realize

become fully aware of (something) as a fact; understand clearly.

recognition

the action or process of recognizing or being recognized, in particular:

reference

the use of a source of information in order to ascertain something.

regulation

a rule or directive made and maintained by an authority.

relaxed

free from tension and anxiety.

religious

relating to or believing in a religion.

reluctance

unwillingness or disinclination to do something.

repressed

(of a thought or desire) kept suppressed and unconscious in one's mind.

resentment

bitter indignation at having been treated unfairly.

responsibility

the state or fact of having a duty to deal with something or of having control over someone.

restrict

put a limit on; keep under control.

revolt

take violent action against an established government or ruler; rebel.

rework

make changes to (something), especially in order to make it more up to date.

ridicule

the subjection of someone or something to contemptuous and dismissive language or behaviour.

rigid

unable to bend or be forced out of shape; not flexible.
not able to be changed or adapted.

romantic

Conducive to or characterized by the expression of love.

rule

one of a set of explicit or understood regulations or principles governing conduct or procedure within a particular area of activity.

ruthless

having or showing no pity or compassion for others.

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sacrifice

give up (something valued) for the sake of other considerations.

sarcastic

marked by or given to using irony in order to mock or convey contempt.

secretive

(of a person or an organization) inclined to conceal feelings and intentions or not to disclose information.

selective

relating to or involving the selection of the most suitable or best qualified.
(of a person) tending to choose carefully.

self-confidence

a feeling of trust in one's abilities, qualities, and judgement.

self-conscious

feeling undue awareness of oneself, one's appearance, or one's actions. It is a preoccupation with oneself.

self-control

the ability to control oneself, in particular one's emotions and desires, especially in difficult situations.

self-critical

critical of oneself or one's actions in a self-aware or unduly disapproving manner.

self-deceit

the action or practice of allowing oneself to believe that a false or unvalidated feeling, idea, or situation is true.

self-discipline

the ability to control one's feelings and overcome one's weaknesses.

self-esteem

confidence in one's own worth or abilities; self-respect.

self-harm

deliberate injury to oneself, typically as a manifestation of a psychological or psychiatric disorder.

self-improvement

the improvement of one's knowledge, status, or character by one's own efforts.

selfish

(of a person, action, or motive) lacking consideration for other people; concerned chiefly with one's own personal profit or pleasure.

sensitive

quick to detect or respond to slight changes, signals, or influences.

sexual

relating to the instincts, physiological processes, and activities connected with physical attraction or intimate physical contact between individuals.

shallow

not exhibiting, requiring, or capable of serious thought.

show off

boastfully display one's abilities or accomplishments.

shy

nervous or timid in the company of other people.

simple

easily understood or done; presenting no difficulty.
plain, basic, or uncomplicated in form, nature, or design; without much decoration or ornamentation.

skill

the ability to do something well; expertise.

slave driver

a person who makes others work very hard.

slow

at a slow pace; slowly.

specialize

concentrate on and become expert in a particular subject or skill.

steal

take (another person's property) without permission or legal right and without intending to return it.

stomach ache

a pain in a person's stomach or belly.

storyteller

a person who tells stories.

straightforward

uncomplicated and easy to do or understand.
(of a person) honest and frank.

strategic

relating to the identification of long-term or overall aims and interests and the means of achieving them.

stress

A state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or demanding circumstances.

strict

demanding that rules concerning behaviour are obeyed and observed.
(of a person) following rules or beliefs exactly.

strong

having the power to move heavy weights or perform other physically demanding tasks.

stubborn

having or showing dogged determination not to change one's attitude or position on something, especially in spite of good reasons to do so.

style

a particular procedure by which something is done; a manner or way.

submissive

ready to conform to the authority or will of others; meekly obedient or passive.

success

the accomplishment of an aim or purpose.

suicidal

deeply unhappy or depressed and likely to commit suicide.

superficial

appearing to be true or real only until examined more closely.

superiority

the state of being superior.
superior - higher in rank, status, or quality.

support

bear all or part of the weight of; hold up.

supportive

providing encouragement or emotional help.

sympathize

feel or express sympathy.
feelings of pity and sorrow for someone else's misfortune.

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talkative

fond of or given to talking.

tenacity

the quality or fact of being able to grip something firmly; grip.
the quality or fact of being very determined; determination.
the quality or fact of continuing to exist; persistence.

tense

unable to relax because of nervousness, anxiety, or stimulation.

testimonial

a formal statement testifying to someone's character and qualifications.

theoretical

concerned with or involving the theory of a subject or area of study rather than its practical application.
based on or calculated through theory rather than experience or practice.

thievery

the action of stealing another person's property.

thoughtful

absorbed in or involving thought.
showing consideration for the needs of other people.

time-wasting

the action of wasting time.

tired

in need of sleep or rest; weary.

traditional

existing in or as part of a tradition; long-established.
produced, done, or used in accordance with tradition.

trusting

showing or tending to have a belief in a person's honesty or sincerity; not suspicious.

two-faced

insincere and deceitful.

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unapproachable

not welcoming or friendly.

unattached

not working for or belonging to a particular body or organization.

uncaring

not displaying sympathy or concern for others.

uncertain

(of a person) not completely confident or sure of something.

uncomfortable

causing or feeling slight pain or physical discomfort.
causing or feeling unease or awkwardness.

unconfident

not confident; hesitant.

uncontrolled

not controlled.

uncoordinated

(of a person or their movements) clumsy.

underestimate

regard (someone) as less capable than they really are.

undisciplined

lacking in discipline; uncontrolled in behaviour or manner.

uneasy

causing or feeling anxiety; troubled or uncomfortable.

unethical

not morally correct.

unfinished

not finished or concluded; incomplete.

unhealthy

not having or showing good health.

unpredictable

not able to be predicted; changeable.

unrealistic

not realistic.

unromantic

Not romantic.

unsteady

liable to fall or shake; not steady in position.

unsympathetic

not feeling, showing, or expressing sympathy.

untrue

not faithful or loyal.

untrusting

not tending to believe in other people's honesty or sincerity; suspicious.

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vain

having or showing an excessively high opinion of one's appearance, abilities, or worth.
producing no result; useless.

variety

the quality or state of being different or diverse; the absence of uniformity or monotony.

versatile

able to adapt or be adapted to many different functions or activities.

violence

behaviour involving physical force intended to hurt, damage, or kill someone or something.

visionary

thinking about or planning the future with imagination or wisdom.
a person with original ideas about what the future will or could be like.

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weak

lacking the power to perform physically demanding tasks; having little physical strength or energy.

whimsical

acting or behaving in a capricious manner.
capricious - given to sudden and unaccountable changes of mood or behaviour.

white lie

a harmless or trivial lie, especially one told to avoid hurting someone's feelings.

will power

control deliberately exerted to do something or to restrain one's own impulses.

withdrawn

not wanting to communicate with other people.

withhold

refuse to give (something that is due to or is desired by another).

witty

Presence of mind.
Showing or characterized by quick and inventive verbal humour.

worn out

extremely tired; exhausted.

worry

feel or cause to feel anxious or troubled about actual or potential problems.

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