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pomposity

self-importance; the quality of being pompous

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vapid

offering nothing that is stimulating or challenging

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derelict

in a very poor condition as a result of disease or neglect; a person without a home, job, or property

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filament

a slender threadlike object or fiber, especially one found in animal or plant structure

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accrete

to grow by accumulation or coalescence; to form by gradual accumulation

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effervescent

giving off bubbles; fizzy; vivacious and enthusiatic

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perambulate

to walk or travel through or around a place or area, especially for pleasure and in a leisurely way

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transmogrify

to transform, especially in a surprising or magical manner

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torpid

mentally or physically inactive; lethargic

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evince

to reveal the presence of a quality or feeling; to be evidence of; to indicate

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vertiginous

causing vertigo, especially by being extremely high or steep

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restive

(of a person) unable to keep still or silent and becoming increasingly difficult to control, especially because of impatience, dissatisfaction, or boredom

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slovenly

messy an dirty; careless; excessively casual

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supercilious

behaving or looking as though one thinks one is superior to others

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pugnacious

eager or quick to argue, quarrel, or fight

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assaying

to determine the content or quality of a metal or ore

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vituperative

bitter and abusive

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homiletic

the art of preaching or writing sermons

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emotive

arousing or able to arouse intense feeling; expressing a person's feelings rather than being neutrally or objectively descriptive

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basal

forming or belonging to a bottom layer or base

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verdant

(of countryside) green with grass or other rich vegetation; of the bright green color of lush grass

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piquant

having a pleasantly sharp taste or appetizing flavor; pleasantly stimulating or exciting to the mind

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stilted

stiff and self-conscious or unnatural

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glib

(of words or the person speaking them) fluent and voluble but insincere and shallow

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acquiescent

ready to accept something without protest, or to do what someone else wants

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pliable

easily bent or influenced; flexible

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adage

a proverb or short statement expressing a general truth

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promulgate

to promote or make widely known an idea or cause; to put a law or decree into effect by official proclamation