Ember (noun): small live piece of coal, wood, etc., as in a dying fire.
Apprehensive (adjective): uneasy or fearful about something that might happen.
Aloofness (noun): at a distance, esp. in feeling or interest; apart.
Defiance (noun): a daring or bold resistance to authority or to any opposing force.
Contemptuously (adverb): showing or expressing contempt or disdain; scornful.