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- Grandeur (noun) – splendor, glory, majesty, greatness.
- Euphoria (noun) – elation, happiness, joy, delight, excitement.
- Harrowing (adjective) – distressing, upsetting, worrying, agonizing, painful.
- Commencement (noun) – graduation, convocation.
- Trumpet (noun) – a musical instrument.
- Feel it in the bones (idiom) – believing something strongly/deeply.
- Foster (verb) – encourage, nurture, enrich, promote.
- Enduring (adjective) – long lasting, everlasting, continuing.
- Fascination (noun) – interest, preoccupation, passion.
- Inkling (noun) – sign, hint, idea, conception.
- Calling (noun) – job, profession, occupation.
- Viola (noun) – a (larger) instrument of violin family.
- Tepid (adjective) – unenthusiastic, uninterested, halfhearted, subdued.
- On the cusp (idiom) – a point where something will change.
- Paralyze (verb) – to become unable to move, act, function, immobilize.
- Indecision (noun) – indecisiveness, inability to take a decision, uncertainty, doubtfulness.
- Hard-wired (adjective) – inborn, natural, innate, ingrain.
- Gratify (verb) – satisfy, fulfill, indulge.
- Affirmatively (adverb) – confidently, hopefully, positively, optimistically.
- Grim (adjective) – dreadful, horrible, appalling, terrible, awful.
- Altruism (noun) – unselfishness, bigheartedness, kindness.
- Self-transcendent (adjective) – surpassing personal interest.
- Intrinsic (adjective) – inherent, inborn, natural, innate.
- Confess (verb) – acknowledge, admit, declare, affirm.
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