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levity
(n)lightness of mind, character, or behavior
supercilious
(adj) haughtily disdainful or contemptuous, as a person or a facial expression.
apatheitically
(adj)- having or showing little or no emotion
languid
adj-slack or slow
vacuous
adj-empty, lacking intelligence
corpulent
large or bulky of body; portly; stout;fat
insolent
adj-boldly rude or direspectful
juxtaposition
n-an act or instance of placing close together or side by side especially for comparison or contrast
succulent
adj-full of juice; juicy
nebulous
adj-hazy, vague, or confused
insidious
adj-stealthily treacherous or deceitful
meretricious
adj-alluring by flashy or vulgar attractions
turgid
adj-swollen
sauntered
v-A leisurely walk or stroll.
dilatory
adj-tending to waste time or move slowly
incredulous
adj-showing disbeleif
redolent
adj-fragrance
fortuitously
adj- by good fortune
amorphous
adj-lacking specific form, formless
superfluous
adj-being more than is sufficient or required;excessive
palsy
n-complete or partial muscle paralysis
balm
n-any of various oily, fragrant, resinous substances, often medicinal value, exuding from certain plants
approbation
n-approval
forsake
v-to quite or leave entirely; abandon
tribunal
n-a court of justice
preceptor
n-an instructor; teacher; tutor
alms
n-money, food or other donations given to the poor or needy; anything given as charity
the hands of the beggars were outstretched for alms
frigate
n-a fast naval vessel of the late 18th and early 19th centuries, generally having a lofty ship rig and heavily armed on one or two decks
frugal
adj-prudently saving or sparing; not wasteful
a frugal manager
abeyance
n-temporary inactivity, or suspension
let's hold that problem in abeyance for a while
suffice
v- adequate enough for needs or purposes
disposition
n-characteristic attitude
a girl with a pleasant disposition
hieroglyphic
adj-pertaining to a pictographic script, particularly that of the ancient egyptians, in which many the symbols are conventionalized, recognizable pictures of the things represented
bequeath
v-to dispose of personal property (especially money) by last will
she bequeathed her half of the company to her niece
standardization
v-to bring to or make an established standard size, weight, quality, strength, or other
to standardize manufactured parts
smug
adj- confident of one's ability, superiority
inherent
adj-existing in someone or something as a permanent and inseparable element, quality, or attribute
an inherent distrust or strangers
manifestation
n-outward or perceptible indication;materialization
at first there was no manifestation of the disease
constrained
adj-forced or compelled
a constrained confesssion
deplore
v-to regret strongly; to lament
to deplore the present state or morality
circumlocution
n-an indirect way of speaking; the use of more words than necessary to express an idea