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inure
to cause to become used to something painful or difficult ot become hardened accustomed
jetsam
goods thrown overboard to lighten a ship in dnager of sinking discarded goods found washed ashore
lascivious
lusful, wanton lewd
lissome
supple limber flexible agile lithe
lurid
startling sensational shocking wild
mendicant
a beggar one who asks for alms
moot
open to discussion debatable
nemesis
one who imposes retribution just punishment the Greek goddess of vengeance revenging agent
odious
hateful disgusting offensive
oligarchy
a form of government in which all power is vested in a few persons
paucity
scarcity fewness of number, death insufficieny
pertinacious
holding firmly to a purpose, belief, or course of action, stubbornly persistent
platitude
a trite or commonplace remark
predatory
characterized or living by plundering robbing or killing
prolific
producing many offspring fertile fruitful productive
insipid
tasteless dull flat
malinger
shriking work, evading duty feigning incapacity
martinet
strict disciplinarian
meilifiuous
sweetly flowing smooth honied
Nebulous
vague, hazy,
obsequious
servily attentive fawning unctous
obtuse
slow tupid vapid imperceptive
ostracize
banned from social and political favor
pedante
narrowmnded person, trivial person; showing off ones learning bookish
placate
to appease to pacify
ostentatious
showing off, pretentious