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Banal
dull or stale from overuse; commonplace; trite
Many great British Poets are quoted so often that their words now seem banal
Bellicose
pugnacious; warlike; inclined to fighting
Glib
easily spoken; speaking too smoothly to be sincere
Lugubrious
sad or mounful, often to an exaggerated degree; doleful
even though it sounds like "goob" its actually not a funny word at all
Finesse
delicate skill; subtlety
Nemesis
an avenger; an unbeatable rival; a person who punishes another for evil deeds
the only person that is an unbeatable rival is yourself. IS and ME are in this word
Purloin
to steal
pseudonym
a fictitious name assumed by an author; a pen name
Lampoon
strongly satirical writing; ridiculing a person group, or institution
Nefarious
very wicked; infamous; having a bad reputation
Euphemism
a mild expression used in place of a harsh, crude, or distasteful expression
Nebulous
hazy; vague; not clearly defined
neb sounds like nub. and a nub tail is not clearly defined. kinda vague
Abject
hopelessly low; wrethched; miserable; without self-respect
propriety
acceptable behaviors, confomity with conventional standards
Revile
to attack with abusive language; to call insulting names
Distraught
in a state of mental conflict; agitated; crazed
Abomish
to reprove mildly and kindly, but seriously; to caution or warn; to urge
Prosaic
matter-of-fact; ordinary; commonplace
Plegmatic
sluggish; indifferent; calm
Commensurate
in proper proportion; having the same scale, measure, or size; proportionate