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specious
adj.

appearing to be true but really false.

The Candidate's argument was specious; despite his glossy charts and graphs, the data was inaccurate.
decorous
adj.

exhibiting appropriate behavior (often understated/dignified)
The young prince acted quite decorous for his age.
lavishly
adv.

abundantly or excessively

She used china and silver to lavishly set the table.
bastion
n.

somebody/something providing strong defense or suupport.

A bastion was set up to protect the President's motor-caid.
officious
adj.

eager to give unwanted help or advice.

His mother-in-law usually gave officious responses.
tumult
n.

a violent or noisy commotion.

The riot caused an enormous tumult.
furtive
adj.

done in a way that is intended to escape notice.

She was very furtive as she whispered to me in church.
avidly
adv.

eagerly or enthusiastically about something.

He moved through the crowd avidly giving autographs.
inscrutable
adj.

hard to interpret; mysterious.

The historical document was inscrutable to the examiners.
contrite
adj.

genuinely and deeply sorry.

The convicted man seemed contrite in his statement.
tacit
adj.

understood or implied w/o being stated openly; unspoken.

The tacit expectation showed in the expressions of the judges.