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spurious
adj/ false but designed to seem plausible
staid
adj/ sedate, serious, self-restrained
stolid
adj/ expressing little sensibility, unemotional
stupefy
v/ to astonish, make insensible
surfeit
n/ an overabundant supply or indulgence
surmise
v/ to infer with little evidence
surreptitious
adj/ stealthy
sycophant
n/ one who flatters for self-gain
tacit
adj/ expressed without words
taciturn
adj/ not inclined to talk
tantamount
adj/ equivalent in value or significance
temerity
n/ audacity, recklessness
tenuous
adj/ having little substance or strength
timorous
adj/ timid, fearful
torpid
adj/ lethargic, dormant, lacking motion
tractable
adj/ easily controlled
transient
passing through briefly; passing into and out of existence
transmute
v/ to change or alter in form
trenchant
adj/ effective, articulate, clear-cut
truculent
adj/ ready to fight, cruel
turgid
adj/ swollen, excessively embellished in style or language
turpitude
n/ depravity, moral corruption
ubiquitous
adj/ existing everywhere, widespread
umbrage
n/ resentment, offense
unctuous
adj/ smooth or greasy in texture, appearance, manner
undulate
v/ to move in waves
upbraid
v/ to criticize or scold severely
usurp
v/ to seize by force, take possession of without the right
vacillate
v/ to fluctuate, hesitate
vacuous
adj/ lack of content or ideas, stupid
vapid
adj/ lacking liveliness, dull
variegated
adj/ diversified, distinctly marked
venerate
v/ to regard with respect or to honor
veracity
n/ truthfulness, accuracy
verdant
adj/ green in tint or color
vex
v/ to confuse or annoy
vicarious
adj/ experiencing through another
vicissitude
n/ event that occurs by chance
vilify
v/ to lower in importance, defame
viscous
adj/ not free flowing, syrupy
vitriolic
adj/ having a caustic quality
vituperate
v/ to berate
wanton
adj/ undisciplined, lewd, lustful
winsome
adj/ charming, pleasing
wistful
adj/ full of yearning; musingly sad
wizened
adj/ dry, shrunken, wrinkled
zenith
n/ the highest point, culminating point
zephyr
n/ a gentle breeze