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Eclectic

adjective ~ deriving ideas, style, or taste from a broad and diverse range of sources.

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Spurious

adjective ~ not being what it purports to be; false or fake.

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Ebullience

noun ~ the quality of being cheerful and full of energy; exuberance.

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Susurrus

noun ~ whispering, murmuring, or rustling.

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Analogous

adjective ~ comparable in certain respects, typically in a way that makes clearer the nature of the things compared.

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Sinew

noun ~ a piece of tough fibrous tissue uniting muscle to bone or bone to bone; a tendon or ligament.
• the parts of a structure, system, or thing that give it strength or bind it together.

verb ~ strengthen with or as if with sinews.
"the sinewed shape of his back"

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Caper

verb ~ skip or dance about in a lively or playful way.

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Malevolent

adjective ~ having or showing a wish to do evil to others.

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Inhibition

noun ~ a feeling that makes one self-conscious and unable to act in a relaxed and natural way.

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Nil

noun ~ zero, especially as a score in certain games.

adjective ~ nonexistent.

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Caveat

Noun ~ a warning or proviso of specific stipulations, conditions, or limitations.

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Neurotic

adjective ~ suffering from, caused by, or relating to neurosis.

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Ape

verb ~ imitate the behavior or manner of (someone or something), especially in an absurd or unthinking way.

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Sordid

adjective ~ involving ignoble actions and motives; arousing moral distaste and contempt.

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Macabre

adjective ~ disturbing and horrifying because of involvement with or depiction of death and injury.