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slough

(typically of a person or method of work) characterized by a lack of care, thought, or organization.

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insidious

appealing but imperceptibly harmful, seductive

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gratuitous

1. uncalled for; lacking good reason; unwarranted. 2. given or done free of charge

4

ersatz

used as a poor-quality substitute for something else, inferior to an original item

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effete

1. exhausted and depleted of vitality, as having performed its functions. 2) no capable of producing offspring

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officious

too helpful; intrusive in a meddling or offensive manner

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curmudgeon

grumpy person

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invidious

unpleasant, offensive; (of an action or situation) likely to arouse or incur resentment or anger in others.

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incongruous

not in harmony or keeping with the surroundings or other aspects of something

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intractable

unruly; difficult to manage

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malevolent

wishing evil; exhibiting ill will

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inimical

unfriendly; harmful, injurious, detrimental

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hangdog

shamefaced, sheepish, abashed, ashamed, guilty-looking

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inauspicious

not conducive to success; unpromising

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ramshackle

(esp. of a house or vehicle) in a state of severe disrepair

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quid pro quo

a favor or advantage granted or expected in return for something

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adjunct

something added, attached, or joined but holding an inferior position

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gnarled

used of old persons or old trees; covered with knobs or knots (noun form is gnarl= protruding knot on a tree)

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profane

violate; desecrate (something holy)

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lurid

wild; sensational; graphic; gruesome

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passe

no longer fashionable; out of date

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macabre

disturbing and horrifying because of involvement with or depiction of death and injury.

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maladaptive

not providing adequate or appropriate adjustment to the environment or situationnot providing adequate or appropriate adjustment to the environment or situation

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torturous

marked by extreme suffering

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flaccid

flabby; lacking firmness; weak

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privation

a state in which essential human items such as food and warmth are scare or lacking

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intemperate

excessive; immoderate [intemperance (n)]

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internecine

mutually destructive

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kaput

broken and useless; no longer working or effective

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moronic

very foolish or stupid.