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Atrophy

atrophy (Alex) -- noun from Middle French (atrophie), Late Latin (atrophia), and Greek (átroph) meaning "not fed"; a - not + trophe - to feed
1. A wasting away of a body part or organ due to malnutrition
After his legs became paralyzed in a car accident, he suffered from atrophy as he could no longer exercise his legs.
2. Degeneration, decline, or decrease, as from disuse
There became an atrophy of students using pencils and paper after technology improved.

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Diffident

adjective from Latin: diffidens (stem of diffidere)- mistrusting; dis - away + fidere -- to trust
1. Lacking confidence in one's own abilities.
After his last attempt, which failed, he was diffident about his abilities.
2. Restrained in manner and/or conduct.

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Indolence

indolence (Hope) -- Noun- from the Latin word in - not + dolor - pain
1. The quality or state of not wanting to exert any energy or cause yourself any pain
My family will one day feel the consequences for their indolence.

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Perfunctory

adjective meaning to lack interest or to be unenthusiastic. per - through + fungi - to perform
from Late Latin word perfuntorious meaning careless.
Even though people clapped in the end, her speech seemed rather perfunctory.

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Prerogative

noun from middle-english: prae"before" + rogare "to ask"
1. an exclusive right or privilege
I have the prerogative to change my mind.

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Querulous

adjective from the Latin queri -complain
1. Full of complaints; complaining
- My sister has a very querulous attitude...

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Redundant

redundant (Moey) -- Latin adjective - redundans - an overflow of something; re - again + unda- wave
1. More of something than is required or ordinary, usually because of repetition of a particular idea.
2. (British) - When you are no longer needed in your job, and therefore you lose it.
3. Functioning as a replica of a specific part so that the whole system

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Unvanquished

unvanquished ( Clark) -- adjective from Latin vincere -- to conquer, overcome
1. unconquered in conflict, undefeated
In spite of overwhelming odds the group remained unvanquished in the the conflict.

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Assignation

1. An appointment to meet someone in secret
2. The allocation of someone being related to something

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Inscrutable

1. Not able to be examined, investigated, or understood
The inscrutable murder case couldn't be solved.
2. Not being able to see through physically
The inscrutable darkness ahead was frightning

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Laconic

1. using or involving the use of a minimums of words, terse
She had a reputation for being laconic.

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Mundane

1. Being of this earthly world rather than a heavenly one. (Common, ordinary, dull.)
As the emperor was carried by on his litter, all of the peasants bowing around him began to seem more and more mundane.

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Proliferate

1. To grow or produce rapidly
The president wants his votes to proliferate.

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Convivial

1. Friendly; agreeable
2. Fond of feasting, drinking, and merry company
3. Of or befitting a feast; festive
The students were surprised when the teacher that everyone said was mean turned out to be very convivial.

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Ardent

Passionate; enthusiastic

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Languish

1. To be or become feeble or weak (or to be in a astate of depression or decreasing vitality)

Lost in the desert, I began to languish both physically and mentally as the scorching sun beat down on me.

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Transpire

1. To occur, or happen

Gamblers can also for the first time wager on the outcomes of events as the events transpire.

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Compliance

1. conformity in fulfilling official requirements
We all show compliance by following the rules.

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Averse

1. Against something or someone

I am averse to cheese

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Demure

1. Characterized by shyness and modesty; reserved.
The demure girl kept to herself throughout the day

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Pedantic

1. Overly concerned with details and formalisms especially in teachings.

Even though you have the correct answer, your being pedantic.

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Transient

1. Passing especially quickly into and out of existence

Cosette seemed to him only a transient being, darting away from him as quickly as she had come. Yet, no matter how very brief her appearance was, Marius was sure its effect was timeless.

2. Transitory or Temporary

That night, as the construction outside her window droned on, Elizabeth calmly reminded herself it was only a transient occurance

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Wantonness

1. The state of being obscene.
2. Character to willfully inflict pain on others.

The wantonness of the bully left many younger kids in bruises.

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To ponder

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