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Arabesque (n)

Complex, ornate design

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Convoluted (adj)

Complex or complicate


• convoluted response

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Dissolution (n)

Disintegration, looseness in morals
Act of resolving or dissolving into parts

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Evanescent (adj)

Tending to disappear like vapor ; vanishing

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Insipid (adj)

Without trace or flavor, lacking in spirit, dull

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Pious (adj)

Extremely reverent, characterized by religious devotion

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Rue (v)

Regret, feel remorse

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Splenetic (adj)

Bad-tempered, irritable

9

Tyro (n)

Novice, beginner in learning


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Arcane (adj)

Mysterious, abstruse, esoteric

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Corrigible (adj)

Capable of being set right, correctable, reparable

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Distrait (v)

Distracted; absent-minded, especially due to anxiety

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Evince (v)
(i VINTS)

To show clearly, to indicate


• he evinced great heroism during the fire

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Insouciant (adj)
(in SOO see unt)

Unconcerned, carefree

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Piquant (adj)

Spicy, stimulating

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Piqué (n)
( peek)

Resentment, feeling of irritation due to hurt pride

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Sporadic (adj)

Occurring only occasionally, or in scattered instances

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Spurious (adj)

Lacking authenticity or validity, false, counterfeit

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Archaic (adj)

Outdated; associated with an earlier, perhaps more primitive time

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Exacerbate (v)

To make worse or more severe