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commodious

ad. Spacious and convenient; roomy [__ apartment]

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veritable

adj. authentic, bona fide, being truly or very much so. a ___ triumph.

3

cogent

adj. clear, logical, and convincing [cohesive]

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salient

adj. conspicuous, prominent [it succinctly covered all the ___ points of the case]

5

latticed

adj. criss crossed interlaced

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flaccid

adj. drooping, (body) soft, hangingly loosely or limply

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auspicious

adj. encouraging, favorable; giving or being a sign of future success [___occasion]

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abject

adj. extremely bad and degrading condition

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squalid

adj. extremely dirty and unpleasant esp bc of poverty, neglect

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elusive

adj. fleeting, evasive

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quixotic

adj. idealistic and impractical

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destitute

adj. impoverished, without basic necessities of life

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inimitable

adj. incomparable, so good or unusual as to be impossible to copy; unique [the __ ambiance of Hawaii]

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spindly

adj. long or tall and thin [___arms and legs]; thin and weak or insubstantial in construction

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limpid

adj. lucid, clear, calm

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inidigent

adj. poor, needy

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pragmatic

adj. practical, sensible, dealing with things sensibly and realistically

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acerbic

adj. sharp and forthright esp. speech.

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erudite

adj. showing great knowledge

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fetid

adj. smelling extremely unpleasant [__ socks ]

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lissome

adj. thin supple and graceful

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stygian

adj. very dark, black [the __ scientific kingdom of ucla]

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cadre

n. a small group of people specially trained for a particular purpose, profession [a ___of researchers as ambitious…]

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scythe

n. a tool used for cutting with long curved blade

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dilettante

n. amateurish, dabbler, a person who cultivates an area of interest, such as the arts, without real, commitment or knowledge [as adj. a __ approach to science]

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conduit

n. channel for conveying fluid; tube protecting wiring

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synthesis

n. combination, amalgam, fusion [the __ of their diverse styles makes for a new sound]

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rectitude

n. decency, integrity, morally correct behavior

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cobalt

n. deep blue

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pathos

n. deep sadness, emotion, poignancy, a quality that evokes pity or sadness [__ of his resiliency]