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Effeteness

adj. (of a person) affected, overrefined, and ineffectual

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Slack

adj. loose

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Caliginous

adj. misty, dim; obscure

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Crepuscular

adj. of, resembling, or relating to twilight

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Precipitous

adj. dangerously high or steep

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Ineluctable

adj. unable to be resisted or avoided

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Interminable

adj. endless

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Inexorable

adj. impossible to stop or prevent

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Anthropology

n. the study of humankind

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Redound

v. contribute greatlt to (a person's credit or honor)

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Turgid

adj. swollen; pompous or bombastic

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Tumid

adj. swollen; pompous or bombastic

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Turbid

adj. (of a liquid) cloudy or thick with suspended matter; confused or obscure in meaning

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Winnow

v. remove (people or things) from a group until only the best ones are left

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Diurnal

adj. of or during the day; daily

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Ablution

n. the act of washing oneself

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Putrescent

adj. rotting

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Lachrymose

adj. teaerful or given to weeping

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Lucubrating

v. discourse learnedly in writing

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Lexicon

n. the vocabulary of a person, language, or branch of knowledge

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Verdant

adj. (of countryside) green with grass or other rich vegetation

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Lurid

adj. very vivid in color so as to create an unpleasantly harsh or unnatural effect

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Repose

n. state of rest, sleep, or tranquility

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Twee

adj. excessively quaint or sentimental

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Droll

adj. curious or unusual in a way that provokes dry amusement

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Somnolent

adj. sleepy; drowsy

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Aseptic

adj. free from contamination

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Pathogenic

n. bacteria that can cause disease

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Unctuous

adj. (of a person) excessively or ingratiatingly flattering

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Desultory

adj. lacking in method or purpose; disappointing