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ennui
Listlessness and dissatisfaction resulting from lack of interest; boredom: “The servants relieved their ennui with gambling and gossip about their masters” (John Barth).
bordello
A house of prostitution.
exotica
Things that are curiously unusual or excitingly strange
austere
Severe or stern in disposition or appearance; somber and grave
disposition
One's usual mood; temperament: a sweet disposition
quizzical
Suggesting puzzlement; questioning
perplex
confuse
impertinent
Exceeding the limits of propriety or good manners; improperly forward or bold: impertinent of a child to lecture a grownup.
pansexual
Relating to, having, or open to sexual activity of many kinds
urbane
Polite, refined, and often elegant in manner
panache
Dash; verve.
expedient
Appropriate to a purpose.
n. 1. Something that is a means to an end.
2. Something contrived or used to meet an urgent need. See Synonyms at makeshift.
pithy
Precisely meaningful; forceful and brief: a pithy comment
uncanny
Peculiarly unsettling, as if of supernatural origin or nature; eerie. See Synonyms at weird.
mitigate
To moderate (a quality or condition) in force or intensity; alleviate. See Synonyms at relieve