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torpor
laziness, inactivity,dullness
paucity
an extreme lack of
ebullience
intense enthusiasm
farce
an absurdly ridiculous situation
frenetic
wildly excited or active
garrulous
given to excessive, rambling talk
gratuitous
given freely, unearned, unwarranted
insipid
uninteresting, without challenge
ponderous
having great weight (seriousness), massive
sonorous
having or producing sound
squalor
a filthy condition or quality
superfluous
extra, unnecessary
specious
having the ring of truth or plausibility but actually false
slander
false charges and malicious oral statements or reports about someone
ruse
a crafty trick
egregious
conspicuously bad or offensive
facetious
playfully humorous
pander
to cater to the lower tastes and desires of others or exploit their weaknesses
propriety
appropriateness of behaviors, manners
fabricated
made, concocted in order to deceive
recalcitrant
defiant of authority, stubborn, not easily managed
spurious
not genuine, false
capricious
impulsive and unpredictable
disdain
to regard or treat with contempt, to look down on
glower
to look or stare angrily or sullenly
pejorative
describing words or phrases that belitle or speak negatively of someone
plagiarism
the act of passing off as one's own ideas or writings of another
trite
unoriginal, overused, stale
vacuous
devoid of matter, empty
vilify
to make vicious statements about someone or something
disparage
to speak of in a slighting way or negatively, to belittle
aberration
a deviation from the way things normally happen or are done
dubious
doubtful, or unlikely authentic
ostentatious
describing a showy or pretentious display
quandary
a state of uncertainty or perplexity
stymie
thwart, stump, block
wily
cunning
aesthetic
having to do with the appreciation of beauty, artistic
decorous
proper, marked by good taste
embellish
to make beautifully ornamenting
idyllic
excellent and delightful in all respects
mural
a large picture or painting applied directly to a wall
serene
calm, peaceful, tranquil; unruffled
ornate
showy, ostentatious, elaborately ornamented
pristine
uncorrupted, unspoiled, unsullied
amenable
open to influence; agreeable, submissive
affable
showing warmth and friendliness; easy to approach
lucid
easily understood; characterized by clear perception
opulent
wealthy, rich, or affluent; abundant or plentiful
medley
a jumbled assortment, a mixture, often of musical pieces
amiable
good-natured and likeable
camaraderie
good will between friends
cordial
warm and sincere, friendly
gregarious
enjoying the company of others, sociable
salutary
promoting good health
sanguine
cheerfully confident, optimistic
innocuous
having no bad effect, harmless
brusque
describing a rudely abrupt manner
cantankerous
grumpy, disagreeable
wry
dryly humorous, often with a touch of irony
lampoon
a broad satirical piece; or to mock or ridicule
parody
an artistic work that imitates the style of another work for comic effect
abdicate
to formally give up power
annihilate
to destroy completely
benevolent
kind, generous
despotic
characterized by exercising absolute power tyrannically
dictatorial
domineering, oppressively overbearing
haughty
condescending, proud
imperious
arrogantly domineering or overbearing
omnipotent
all-powerful
miso-
hatred of
lith-
stone
topo-
place
anthropo-
human being
bio-
life
dem-
people
chrono-
time
ethno-
nation
graph-, gram-
to write, draw, record
biblio-, bibli-
book
photo-
light
phob-
fear
hypno-
sleep
aud-
to hear
soph-
wise
ortho-
straight
ann-, enn-
year
curs-, curr-, corr-
to run
eu-
good, well
cert-
to be sure, to trust
psych-
mind, soul, spirit