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adj.
Conspicuously bad or offensive.
egregious
n.
Excessive flattery or admiration.
adulation
adj.
Cloudy, misty, or hazy.
Lacking definite form or limits; vague: nebulous assurances of future cooperation.
Of, relating to, or characteristic of a nebula.
nebulous
adj.
Deprived of the power of motion or feeling; benumbed.
Dormant; hibernating.
Lethargic; apathetic.
torpid
n.
A person new to a field or activity; a beginner.
A person who has entered a religious order but has not yet taken final vows.
novice
v. tr.
To restore consciousness, vigor, or life to.
resuscitate
n.
Immoderate desire for wealth; cupidity.
avarice
n.
The act of supposing.
Something supposed; an assumption.
supposition
n.
Extreme want or poverty; destitution.
Extreme dearth; barrenness or insufficiency.
penury
adj.
Vanishing or likely to vanish like vapor.
evanescent
adj.
Untidy, as in dress or appearance.
Marked by negligence; slipshod.
slovenly
adj.
Claiming or demanding a position of distinction or merit, especially when unjustified.
Making or marked by an extravagant outward show; ostentatious.
pretentious
adj.
Unsure of how to act or proceed; undecided.
Lacking in resolution; indecisive.
irresolute
v. tr.
To reduce in amount, degree, or intensity; lessen. See Synonyms at decrease.
To deduct from an amount; subtract.
Law.
To put an end to.
To make void.

v. intr.
To fall off in degree or intensity; subside.
Law. To become void.
abated
adj.
Having or showing shrewdness and discernment, especially with respect to one's own concerns. See Synonyms at shrewd.
astute
n. pl.
A formal ecclesiastical ban, curse, or excommunication.
A vehement denunciation; a curse: “the sound of a witch's anathemas in some unknown tongue” (Nathaniel Hawthorne).
One that is cursed or damned.
anathema
intr.v.
To use ______ language intentionally.
To avoid making an explicit statement. See Synonyms at lie2.
equivocate
adj.
Intended to delay.
Tending to postpone or delay: dilatory in his work habits. See Synonyms at slow.
dilatory
v. tr.
To repeat in concise form.
Biology. To appear to repeat (the evolutionary stages of the species) during the embryonic development of the individual organism.
recapitulated
adj.
Deserving of blame or censure as being wrong, evil, improper, or injurious.
culpable