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1

adieu

"Farewell"

a farewell

2

advent

an arrival

a coming into place or view

3

apex

the highest point, tip

4

assimilate

to absorb fully

to adopt as ones own

to adapt fully

5

bogus

false, counterfeit

6

exorbitant

unreasonably high

excessive

7

interim

the time between

temporary, coming between two points in time

8

inundate

to flood, overflow

to overwhelm by numbers or size

9

malign

to speak evil of, slander

evil

10

meander

to wander about, wind about

a sharp turn or twist

11

metropolis

a large city

the chief city of an area

12

Momentous

very important

13

obstreperous

noisy

unruly, disorderly

14

pensive

thoughtful

melancholy

15

perilous

dangerous

16

shoddy

of poor quality

characterized by inferior workmanship

17

sprightly

lively, full of life

spicy, flavorful

18

surly

angry and bad tempered

rude

19

tirade

a long, angry speech, usually very critical

20

vagrant

an idle wanderer, tramp

wandering aimlessly