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prestidigitation

n. magic tricks performed as entertainment

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row

n. noisy acrimonious quarrel

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repose

n. temporary rest from activity exertion, peacefulness

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vagary

n. whimsy, fluctuation, an unexpected and inexplicable change in a situation/behavior [the ___ies of weather]

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vie

v. compete eagerly w someone in order to achieve smthg [rival mobs ___ing for control]

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rail

v. protest against, fulminate against, complain strongly and persistently about something

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purloin

v. steal

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stultify

v. thwart; bore, cause to lose enthusiasm, esp as a result of a restrictive routine

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roil

v. upset, agitate; make turbid or muddy

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besotted

ad. Strongly drunk [he became __ with his best friend's sis]

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feckless

adj. aimless, carefree, incompetent, futile

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egregious

adj. appalling; shocking [__ abuses of copyright]

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crapulent

adj. besotted, buzzed

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perfunctory

adj. cursory, desultory, offhand

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pointed

adj. cutting, incisive remark, unambiguous criticism [ __ comments were made about you]

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cursory

adj. desultory, casual, hasty

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enervating

adj. draining of energy; weakening [the __ humidity of the coast]

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inert

adj. immoble, lacking the ability or stength to move [she lay __ in her bed]

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ostentatious

adj. showy, pretentious, conspicuous //__display of wealth

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frippery

n. adornment, unnecessary ornament in architecture, dress, or language a tawdry or frivolous thing