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any opening in a solid surface

aperture

1

great warmth of emotion or desire

ardor

2

frankness of expression; straightforwardness; openness of mind

candor

3

an occupation of a place or region, or one naturalized in a society or region (often applied to a word, animal, or plant)

denizen

4

the face or front of aynthing; especially a deceptive false front

facade

5

a vain, affected man foolishly preoccupied with dress or manners

fop

6

clothing or vestments associated with an office or occasion; applied also jocularly to ordinary clothes

habiliments

7

the holding of an office and the administering of its duties; also, the term of an office

incumbency

8

the condition of exhaustion or fatigue; weariness

lassitude

9

sense of injury or annoyance

umbrage

10

an eccentric or capacious action or notion

vagary

11

irregular change or alternation, especially of fortune or condition, manifested in human affairs

vicissitude

12

intolerant of denial or opposition; insisting of immediate response to comments; offensively self-assured in opinion, assertion, or manner

peremptory

13

lasting or continuing throughout the year or years, lasting thorugh a long, indefinite time

perennial

14

done merely for the sake of getting through a duty; done without interest or zeal

perfunctory

15

to read thoroughly or attentively; to examine thoroughly

peruse

16

any tactic to which one resorts to avoid an issue, escape a consequence, etc.

subterfuge

17

keen perception of fine distinctions; a fine distinction; skillfulness at deceiving others

subtlety

18

haughtily disdainful in bearings or demeanor

supercilious

19

one who prays or entreats humbly

suppliant

20

more than enought; unncessary

superfluous

21

a watch kept over a person, especially over a suspect or prisoner

surveillance

22

surpassing others of the same kind; going beyond ordinary limits

transcendent

23

passing away quickly, not permanant; staying for a short time

transient