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Flashcards in Defining Problems Deck (23):
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malestrom

a very powerful whirlpool; a large, swirling body of water.

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dearth

an insufficient quantity or number; an acute insufficiency

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ponderous

having great mass and weight and unwieldiness;labored and dull; slow and laborious because of weight

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lackadaisical

idle or indolent especially in a dreamy way;lacking spirit or liveliness

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inscrutable

of an obscure nature

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amorphous

without real or apparent crystalline form; lacking the system or structure characteristic of living bodies; having no definite form or distinct shape

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retrograde

of amnesia; affecting time immediately preceding trauma; moving from east to west on the celestial sphere

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recalcitrant

marked by stubborn resistance to authority;stubbornly resistant to authority or control

9

bedevil

be confusing or perplexing to; cause to be unable to think clearly; treat cruelly

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millstone

one of a pair of heavy flat disk

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labyrinthine

resembling a labyrinth in form or complexity;relating to or affecting or originating in the inner ear

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vexatious

causing irritation or annoyance

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profligate

unrestrained by convention or morality; recklessly wasteful; noun a recklessly extravagant consumer; a dissolute man in fashionable society

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intractable

not tractable; difficult to manage or mold

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ennui

the feeling of being bored by something tedious

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supine

lying face upward; offering no resistance

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nettlesome

causing irritation or annoyance; easily irritated or annoyed

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privation

act of depriving someone of food or money or rights; a state of extreme poverty

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disjunction

state of being disconnected; the act of breaking a connection

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inimical

not friendly

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soporific

sleep inducing; inducing mental lethargy; noun a drug that induces sleep

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internecine

characterized by bloodshed and carnage for both sides; (of conflict) within a group or organization

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ossified

changed into bone; hardened by deposits of mineral matter; set in a rigidly conventional pattern of behavior, habits, or beliefs