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praise of flattery that is excessive
adulation
vanishing, soon passing away; light and airy
evanescent
not on time, not prompt; tending to delay
dilatory
to make less in amount, degree, etc.; to subside, become less; to nullify; to deduct, omit
abate
unable to make up one's mind, hesitating
irresolute
shrewd, crafty, showing practicl wisdom
astute
a greedy desire, particularly for wealth the miser's ever-growing
avarice
conspicuous, standing out from the mass
egregious
deserving blame, worthy of condemnation
culpable
an object of intense dislike; a curse or strong denunciation
anathema
to speak or act in a way that allows of more than one interpretation; to be deliberately vague or ambiguous
equivocate
untidy, dirty, careless
slovenly
something that is assumed or take for granted without conclusive evidence
supposition
expressed briefly and clearly;
succinct
to review a series of facts; to sum up
recapitulate
cloudlike, resembling a cloud; cloudy in color not transparent; vague, confused, indistinct
nebulous
to revive, bring back to consciousness
resuscitate
inactive, sluggish, dull
torpid
one who is just a beginner at some activity requiring skill and experience
novice
extreme poverty; barrenness, insufficiency
penury
a small or moderate amount
modicum
done for show, striving to make a big impression; claiming merit or position unjustifiably
pretentious