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vindicated
freed from blame
The lawyer vindicated his client after he showed the jugde the blood evidence.
transitory
short lived, temporary
The teen couple had a very transitory relationship after they met in camp.
timorous
timid,fearful
The boy felt timorous during the interview of his first job.
superfluous
extra,unnecessary
When the hurricane struck,China, the United States provided a superfluous supply of food and water.
stoic
indifferent to pleasure
or pain;impassive
The president was stoic as he spoke to the soldiers in Iran.
spurious
not genuine;false;counterfeit
The students used spurious group report for English, hoping the teacher would not realize it and give them an A.
rancorous
hateful;marked by deep-seated
ill will
The man was rancorous towards his boss after losing his job.
quandary
a state of uncertainty or perplexity
After catching the men, the general was in a quandry about how to keep them.
prosaic
unimaginative;dull;ordinary
The parents thought their daughter's new boyfriend was prosaic after they met him for the first time.
profound
having great depth of seriousness
The teacher had a profound feeling about her students, they were her first class.
plausible
seeming valid or acceptable
The girl had a plausible excuse for missing work, her car was stolen.
pervasive
dispersed throughout
The pervasive odor of garlic was in the whole house while mom was cooking a speical dinner.
penitent
expressing remorse for ones misdeeds.
The man make amends to the people he wronged,so the parole board believed he was truly penitent for his crime and let him out of jail.
paramount
of chief concern or importance
A mother tends to the paramount needs of her sick father before she tended to her own needs.
objectivity
judgement uninfluenced by emotion
The jugde used his objectivity when he announced his decision during the child custody case.