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Macabre

(Adj) gruesome and horrifying, ghastly, horrible. Representing or relating to death

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Harangue

(n) a speech addressed to an assembly, a loud or vehement address, a tirade. (v) to make an address or speech to an assembly, to deliver a harangue

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Despotic

(adj) of, pertaining to the nature of despotism. Autocratic, tyrannical

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Quagmire

(n) an area of miry or boggy ground whose surface yields under the tread. A bog, a situation from which extrication is very difficult. A quagmire of financial indebtedness. Anything soft or flabby

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Insipid

(adj) without distinctive, interesting, or stimulating qualities, vapid, without sufficient taste to be pleasing

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Spurious

(adj) not genuine, authentic, or true. Not from the claimed, pretended, or proper source. Counterfeit. Of illegitimate birth.

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Dogmatic

(adj) a statement forcibly asserted as authorities or unchallengeable. Prone to make such statements. Relating to dogma. (adj) based on assumption not observation

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Trepidation

(n) tremulous agitation, confused hurry or alarm, confusion, flurry, perturbation

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Nascent

(adj) beginning to develop or exist

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Hackneyed

(adj) made commonplace or trite, banal

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Enervate

(v) to deprive of force, strength. To destroy the vigor of, to weaken

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Lithe

(adj) moving or bending readily or with ease. Pliant, limber, supple

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Solicitous

(Adj) anxious or concerned, (followed by about or for) . Solicitous about health. Anxious desirous, careful or particular

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Substantiate

(V) to verify, confirm, provide, supporting evidence

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Undermine

(v) to sabotage, thwart. To erode, make insecure, cause to fall

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Quandary (extra credit)

(n) a state of perplexity or uncertainty, especially as to what to do, dilemma