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vapid
dull, uninteresting, tiresom; lacking in sharpness, flavor, liveliness, or force
inscrutable
incapable of being understood; impossible to see through physically
contraband
illegal traffic, smuggled goods; ilegal, prohibited
filch
to steal, especially in a sneaky way and in petty amounts
aggrandize
to increase in greatness, power or wealth; intensify
unwieldy
not easily carried, handled, ot managed because of the size or complexity
affable
courteous, pleasant, social
axiomatic
self evident, expressing a universally accepted principle or rule
amorphous
shapeless, without definate form; of no particular type or character
propensity
natural inclination or prediletion toward
aura
that which surrounds, atmosphere; personal quality
amnesty
general pardon for an offense against a gov't; in general any act of forgiveness or absolution
gossamer*
thin, light, insubstantial; very thin light cloth
straitlaced
strict in regard to moral standards and conduct; prudish, puritanical
erudite
scholarly, leaned, bookish, pedantic
scathing
bitterly severe, withering; causing great harm
autonomy
self gov't, political control
precept
a rule of conduct or action
querulous
peevish, complaining, fretful

blazon
to adorn or embelish; publish or proclaim widely
-boadcast, trumpet
fractious
tending to be troublesom; unruly, quarrelsome, contrary; unpredictable
transient
lasting only a short time, fleeting, one who stays only a short time
scourge
V) to whip, punish severely

N)cause of affliction and suffering; source of severe punishment or criticism
extricate
to free from entaglements or difficulties; remove with effort
reverberate
to re-echo, resound; to reflect or be reflected repeatedly
caveat
warning or caution to prevent misunderstanding or discourage behavior
resilient
able to return to an origional shape or form; able to recover quickly
sedulous
persistent, showing industry or determination
insular
realating to, characteristic of, or situated on an ISLAND; isolated in outlook or experience
remonstrate
to argue or plead with someone against something, protest against, object to
sleazy*
thin or flimsy, cheap; inferior in character
scurrilous
coarsely abbusive, vulgar or low(especially in LANGUAGE); foul mouthed
repudiate
to disown, reject, or deny the validity of
flout
to mock, treat with contempt
salutary
beneficial, helpful; health, wholesome
infer
find out by reasoning; to hint, suggest, imply
irrevocable
can not be brought back or changed
equitable
fair, just, embodying principles of justice
sepulchral
funeral, typical of the tomb; extremely gloomy or dismal
soporific
ADJ)tending to cause sleep, ralating to sleepiness or lethargy

N) something that induces sleep