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annul

(v.) to reduce to nothing; to make ineffective or inoperative; to declare legally invalid or void

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blasé

(adj.) indifferent, bored as a result of having enjoyed many pleasures; apathetic

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bolster

(v.) to support, give a boost to; (n.) a long pillow or cushion; a supporting post

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deplore

(v.) to feel or express regret or disapproval

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frivolous

(adj.) of little importance, not worthy of serious attention; not meant seriously

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muster

(v.) to bring together for service or battle; to gather or summon; to amount to, comprise, include; (n.) a list of men for military service; a gathering, accumulation

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nonentity

(n.) a person or thing of no importance

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obsess

(v.) to trouble, haunt, or fill the mind

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ornate

(adj.) elaborately decorated; showily splendid

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oust

(v.) to remove, drive out of a position or place

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peruse

(v.) to read thoroughly and carefully

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porous

(adj.) full of tiny holes; able to be penetrated by air or water

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promontory

(n.) a high point of land extending into water

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prone

(adj.) lying face down; inclined, likely

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qualm

(n.) a pang of conscience, uneasiness, misgiving, or doubt; a feeling of faintness or nausea

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recourse

(n.) a person or thing turned to for help or advice; the act of seeking help or protection

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residue

(n.) a remainder, that which remains when a part has been used up or removed

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solicitous

(adj.) showing concern or care; fearful or anxious about someone or something

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staid

(adj.) serious and dignified; quiet or subdued in character or conduct

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sustain

(v.) to support, nourish, keep up; to suffer, undergo; to bear up under, withstand; to affirm the validity of