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Futile
adj- incapable of producing any result; useless
Preemptive
adj- taken as a measure against something
Lacuna
noun- a gap or missing part as in manuscript
Pallid
adj-pale; faint in color
Encroach
verb- to advance beyond usual limits
Modicum
noun- a moderate or small amount
Ardent
adj- having or charactorized by intese feeling; passionate
Affable
adj- pleasantly easy to approach; friendly
Emanate
verb- to flow out, issue, or proceed; originate
Despondent
adj- feeling or showing profound hopelessness or gloom
Promontory
noun- a bluff, or part of a plateu, overlooking a lowland
Vigil
noun- a watch or a period of watchful attention maintained during a certain period of time
Forlorn
adj- desolate or dreary, unhappy or miserable
Attenuate
verb- to weaken or reduce in force or intensity
Prognosis
noun- a forecasting of the probable coutse and outcome of a disease
Belie
verb- to show to be false
Luminary
noun- a person who has attained eminence in his/her field
Peruse
verb- to read through with thoroughness or care
Acrimony
noun- sharpness, harshness, or bitterness of nature
Insouciant
adj- free from concern, worry, or anxiety
Anachronistic
adj- containing something or someone that is not in its correct historical or chronlogical time
Egregious
adj- extraordinary in some bad way
Ossify
verb- to become rigid or inflexible in habits, attitudes, or opinions
Effervescent
adj- effervecing, bubbling
Picturesque
adj- visually charming or quaint, as if resembling or suitable for a painting
Audacious
adj- extremely bold or daring
Mantra
noun- a word or formula that could be used for multiple scenarios
Hedonistic
adj- pertaining to a person whose life is devoted to the pursuit of pleasure
Evince
verb- to show clearly; make evident; prove
Dissolute
adj- indifferent to moral restraints