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superfluous

extra
superfluous material/info

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detritus

trash
nothing more than detritus

3

dross

trash
merely dross in my opinion

4

callous -

hardened and insensitive
a callous reply

5

callow

young, immature
a callow student

6

soporific

sleep inducing
a soporific lecture

7

pilfer

to steal in small amounts
he pilfered the cash box over 3 months

8

apocryphal

false
an apocryphal tale

9

ostracize

to exclude
he was ostracized from the community

10

xenophobia (xenophobic)

fear of foreigners/immigrants
he was xenophobic towards the illegal immigrants

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provincial -

indigenous
the dish was provincial to Morocco

12

disparate

different
the disparity between their incomes was gargantuan

13

flout

to violate
they flouted ethical laws for immigrant workers

14

flaunt -

to show off
he flaunted his wealth by wearing expensive clothes

15

perspicacity

keenness of insight
the perspicacity of her remarks

16

acuity

keenness of insight
he had great intellectual acuity

17

spurious

of questionable authenticity
Hitler made spurious claims about the Jews

18

incongruity

a dissimilarity
the incongruity of the rich lady driving a beat up car

19

dissemble

to disguise one's true feelings
no need to dissemble on Kairos

20

ostentatious

pretentious display; designed to impress or attract notice
an ostentatious display of unread books

21

conspicuous

attracting notice or attention
he showed conspicuous bravery

22

misnomer

a wrong or inaccurate use of a term
"killer whale" is a misnomer

23

plebeian

a commoner; lacking in refinement
he is a man of plebeian tastes

24

placate

make someone less angry or hostile
he attempted to placate the students with promises of no girls and tons of moon bounces at spring fest

25

rechannel

to convey in a new way
he hopes to rechannel the lesson

26

serendipity (serendipitous)

luck; good fortune
a fortunate stroke of serendipity

27

fortuitous

lucky; good
a fortuitous encounter

28

felicitous

positive; auspicious
a felicitous turn of events

29

precocious

advanced beyond one's years
that infant was precocious because she was reading

30

precipitate

to cause to happen suddenly
the incident precipitated a political crisis

31

tome

a big book
you read the whole tome over the weekend?

32

vilify

to heavily criticize
her vilified her behavior

33

prudent

wise
she made a prudent decision

34

melancholy

sadness
an air of melancholy surrounded him

35

doleful

sad
he gave her a doleful look

36

dolorous

feeling great sorrow
she was dolorous after his death

37

morass

boggy ground; a confused situation
a morass of paperwork

38

terra firma

firm ground
they built the house on terra firma

39

pragmatic

practical, realistic
a pragmatic approach to politics

40

anathema

something hated
that subject is anathema to him

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implausible

impossible
the claim is implausible

42

wanton

careless; promiscuous
wanton spending

43

germane

relevant
germane to the discussion

44

immaterial

irrelevant; unimportant
immaterial to the friend group

45

bode

to be an omen of
the news boded evil days for him

46

mystique

an aura of mystery
the mystique of nuclear science

47

enervate

to weaken
they enervated the opposition

48

odious

hateful
his odious personality

49

enigma

a riddle; a puzzling situation
the enigma gave rise to speculation

50

magnanimous

generous and forgiving
they were magnanimous towards their enemies

51

dubious

doubtful; unsure
a dubious reply

52

pragmatic

practical
their solutions were all pragmatic

53

inane

void; lacking sense
they asked inane questions

54

insipid

devoid of meaning; without sufficient taste
an insipid personality

55

fatuous

devoid of meaning; unreal
his existence was fatuous

56

incisive

keen; acute
an incisive method to public speaking

57

trenchant

keen; insightful
his trenchant wit

58

caprice

whim; sudden change of mood
her caprices made his life difficult

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feasible

possible to do easily
the project timeline was feasible