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1
Q

obeisance

A

a gesture of respect or reverence

2
Q

resonant

A

resounding, re-echoing

3
Q

nugatory

A

trifling, futile, worthless, insignificant

4
Q

inure

A

accustomed to pain

5
Q

doggerel

A

trivial, inartistic, weakly constructed verse, usually of comical nature

6
Q

craven

A

cowardly

7
Q

transmute

A

to transform

8
Q

apposite

A

suitable, relevant

9
Q

flout

A

to mock or jeer

10
Q

ennui

A

boredom, apathy

11
Q

recidivism

A

habitual or chronic relapse of criminal or antisocial offenses

12
Q

quiescent

A

inactive, quiet, at rest

13
Q

reprehend

A

to reprimand, to find fault with

14
Q

putrefy

A

to decompose, to rot

15
Q

libertine

A

one who indulges his desires without moral restraint

16
Q

fractious

A

rebellious, apt to quarrel, unruly

17
Q

emanate

A

to emit

18
Q

assay

A

to determine the quality of a substance

19
Q

volition

A

the act of willing

20
Q

vicissitude

A

unpredictable change occurring in life

21
Q

vindicate

A

to clear or defend against criticism or blame

22
Q

mettle

A

spirit, courage, ardor

23
Q

vantage

A

favorable position, position allowing clear understanding or view

24
Q

bumptious

A

arrogant

25
Q

vitriolic

A

bitter