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Apathetic

Adj: Lacking interest or concern; indifferent; lacking emotion; unresponsive

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Adulation

N: Excessive flattery or admiration

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Awry

Adv: In a position that is turned or twisted one side; askew; away from the correct course; amiss

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Contemptuous

Adj: Manifest or feeling contempt; scornful

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Cavil

V: to find fault unnecessarily; raise trivial objections; to quibble about; detect petty flaws in N: A carping or trivial objection

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Conspicuously

Adj: Easy to notice; obvious; attracting attention, as by being unusual; noticeable

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Devoid

Adj: Completely lacking

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Dappled

Adj: Spotted; mottled

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Dissipate

V: To drive away; disperse; to attenuate to or almost to the point of disappearing

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Elicit

V: to get (a response, information, etc.) from someone

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Efficacy

N: the power to produce a desired result or effect

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Enigma

N: Someone or something that is difficult to understand or explain

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Gratuitous

Adj: Not necessary or appropriate

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Inadvertent

Adj: Not intended or planned

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Insurgent

N: A person who fights against an established government or authority

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Laudable

Adj: Deserving praise

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Nefarious

Adj: Evil or immoral

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Paucity

N: A small amount of something; an amount that is less than what is needed or wanted

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Perfunctory

Adj: Used to describe something that is done without energy or enthusiasm because of habit or because it is expected

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Redundant

Adj: Repeating something else and therefore unnecessary

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Tacit

Adj: Expressed or understood without being directly stated

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Verbose

Adj: Using more words than are needed