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1

Annul

to reduce to nothing; to make ineffective or inoperative; to declare legally invalid or
void

2

Blasé

indifferent, bored as a result of having enjoyed many pleasures; apathetic

3

Bolster

to support, give a boost to; a long pillow or cushion; a supporting post
I gave a big bolster by cutting the grass for someone.

4

Deplore

to feel or express regret or disapproval
I deplore the time I did the baddest thing.

5

Frivolous

of little importance, not worthy of serious attention; not meant seriously

6

Muster

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

7

Nonentity

person or thing of no importance

8

Obsess

to trouble, haunt, or fill the mind

9

Ornate

elaborately decorated; showily splendid

10

Oust

to remove, drive out of a position or place
I oust from New Jersey to Florida.

11

Peruse

to read thoroughly and carefully
I read the sunshine book very peruse.

12

Porous

full of tiny holes; able to be penetrated by air or water
I made many porous with crabs in the beach.

13

Promontory

a high point of land extending into water

14

Prone

lying face down; inclined, likely
When my dad turned the light in the morning I faced prone.

15

Qualm

a pang of conscience, uneasiness, misgiving, or doubt; a feeling of faintness or
nausea

16

Recourse

a person or thing turned to for help or advice; the act of seeking help or
protection

17

Residue

a remainder, that which remains when a part has been used up or removed

18

Solicitous

showing concern or care; fearful or anxious about someone or something

19

Staid

serious and dignified; quiet or subdued in character or conduct

20

Sustain

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