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perpetual
(adjective satellite) occurring so frequently as to seem ceaseless or uninterrupted; "a child's incessant questions"; "your perpetual (or continual) complaints"

(adjective satellite) uninterrupted in time and indefinitely long continuing; "the ceaseless thunder of surf"; "in constant pain"; "night and day we live with the incessant noise of the city"; "the never-ending search for happiness"; "the perpetual struggle to maintain standar

(adjective satellite) continuing forever or indefinitely; "the ageless themes of love and revenge"; "eternal truths"; "life everlasting"; "hell's perpetual fires"; "the unending bliss of heaven"
potpourri
(noun) a jar of mixed flower petals and spices used as perfume

(noun) a musical composition consisting of a series of songs or other musical pieces from various sources

(noun) a collection containing a variety of sorts of things; "a great assortment of cars was on display"; "he had a variety of disorders"; "a veritable smorgasbord of religions"
impervious
(adjective) not admitting of passage or capable of being affected; "a material impervious to water"; "someone impervious to argument"
cajole
(verb) influence or urge by gentle urging, caressing, or flattering; "He palavered her into going along"
recluse
(noun) one who lives in solitude

(adjective satellite) withdrawn from society; seeking solitude; "lived an unsocial reclusive life"
nonchalant
(adjective satellite) marked by blithe unconcern; "an ability to interest casual students"; "showed a casual disregard for cold weather"; "an utterly insouciant financial policy"; "an elegantly insouciant manner"; "drove his car with nonchalant abandon"; "was polite in a teasi
parched
(adjective satellite) toasted or roasted slightly; "parched corn was a staple of the Indian diet"

(adjective satellite) dried out by heat or excessive exposure to sunlight; "a vast desert all adust"; "land lying baked in the heat"; "parched soil"; "the earth was scorched and bare"; "sunbaked salt flats"
peruse
(verb) examine or consider with attention and in detail; "Please peruse this report at your leisure"
deleterious
(adjective satellite) harmful to living things; "deleterious chemical additives"
shoal
(noun) a large group of fish; "a school of small glittering fish swam by"

(noun) a stretch of shallow water

(noun) a sandbank in a stretch of water that is visible at low tide

(verb) become shallow; "the lake shallowed over time"

(verb) make shallow; "The silt shallowed the canal"
sordid
(adjective satellite) meanly avaricious and mercenary; "sordid avarice"; "sordid material interests"

(adjective satellite) foul and run-down and repulsive; "a flyblown bar on the edge of town"; "a squalid overcrowded apartment in the poorest part of town"; "squalid living conditions"; "sordid shantytowns"

(adjective satellite) unethical or dishonest; "dirty police officers"; "a sordid political campaign"

(adjective satellite) morally degraded; "a seedy district"; "the seamy side of life"; "sleazy characters hanging around casinos"; "sleazy storefronts with...dirt on the walls"- Seattle Weekly; "the sordid details of his orgies stank under his very nostrils"- James Joyce; "the
jubilation
(noun) the utterance of sounds expressing great joy

(noun) a joyful occasion for special festivities to mark some happy event

(noun) a feeling of extreme joy
commensurate
(adjective) corresponding in size or degree or extent; "pay should be commensurate with the time worked"
rancid
(adjective satellite) smelling of fermentation or staleness

(adjective satellite) used of decomposing oils or fats; "rancid butter"; "rancid bacon"
emote
verb) give expression or emotion to, in a stage or movie role
regression
(noun) returning to a former state

(noun) the relation between selected values of x and observed values of y (from which the most probable value of y can be predicted for any value of x)

(noun) (psychiatry) a defense mechanism in which you flee from reality by assuming a more infantile state

(noun) an abnormal state in which development has stopped prematurely
accost
(verb) approach with an offer of sexual favors; "he was solicited by a prostitute"; "The young man was caught soliciting in the park"

(verb) speak to someone
satirical
(adjective satellite) exposing human folly to ridicule; "a persistent campaign of mockery by the satirical fortnightly magazine"
stipend
(noun) a sum of money allotted on a regular basis; usually for some specific purpose
vindicate
(verb) show to be right by providing justification or proof; "vindicate a claim"

(verb) clear of accusation, blame, suspicion, or doubt with supporting proof; "You must vindicate yourself and fight this libel"

(verb) maintain, uphold, or defend; "vindicate the rights of the citizens"
ferret
(noun) domesticated albino variety of the European polecat bred for hunting rats and rabbits

(noun) ferret of prairie regions of United States; nearly extinct

(verb) search and discover through persistent investigation; "She ferreted out the truth"

(verb) hunt with ferrets

(verb) hound or harry relentlessly
intractable
(adjective) not tractable; difficult to manage or mold; "an intractable disposition"; "intractable pain"; "the most intractable issue of our era"; "intractable metal"
incontrovertible
(adjective satellite) necessarily or demonstrably true; "demonstrable truths"

(adjective satellite) impossible to deny or disprove; "incontrovertible proof of the defendant's innocence"; "proof positive"; "an irrefutable argument"
embellish
(verb) make more beautiful

(verb) add details to

(verb) make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.; "Decorate the room for the party"; "beautify yourself for the special day"

(verb) be beautiful to look at; "Flowers adorned the tables everywhere"
plethora
(noun) extreme excess; "an embarrassment of riches"
remorse
(noun) a feeling of deep regret (usually for some misdeed)
ironic
(adjective satellite) characterized by often poignant difference or incongruity between what is expected and what actually is; "madness, an ironic fate for such a clear thinker"; "it was ironical that the well-planned scheme failed so completely"

(adjective satellite) humorously sarcastic or mocking; "dry humor"; "an ironic remark often conveys an intended meaning obliquely"; "an ironic novel"; "an ironical smile"; "with a wry Scottish wit"
hackneyed
(adjective satellite) repeated too often; overfamiliar through overuse; "bromidic sermons"; "his remarks were trite and commonplace"; "hackneyed phrases"; "a stock answer"; "repeating threadbare jokes"; "parroting some timeworn axiom"; "the trite metaphor `hard as nails'"
benign
(adjective) pleasant and beneficial in nature or influence; "a benign smile"; "the benign sky"; "the benign influence of pure air"

(adjective satellite) of disposition or manner; "the benign ruler of millions"; "benign intentions"

(adjective) not dangerous to health; not recurrent or progressive (especially of a tumor)
precocious
(adjective satellite) appearing or developing early; "precocious flowers appear before the leaves as in some species of magnolias"

(adjective) characterized by or characteristic of exceptionally early development or maturity (especially in mental aptitude); "a precocious child"; "a precocious achievement"
engrave
(verb) carve, cut, or etch into a material or surface; "engrave a pen"; "engraved the winner's name onto the trophy cup"

(verb) carve, cut, or etch a design or letters into; "engrave the pen with the owner's name"

(verb) carve, cut, or etch into a block used for printing or print from such a block; "engrave a letter"

(verb) impress or affect deeply; "The event engraved itself into her memory"
impute
(verb) attribute or credit to; "We attributed this quotation to Shakespeare"; "People impute great cleverness to cats"

(verb) attribute (responsibility or fault) to a cause or source; "The teacher imputed the student's failure to his nervousness"
compliance
(noun) the act of submitting; usually surrendering power to another

(noun) acting according to certain accepted standards

(noun) a disposition or tendency to yield to the will of others

(noun) happy friendly agreement
indulgent
(adjective satellite) being favorably inclined; "an indulgent attitude"

(adjective) showing or characterized by or given to indulgence; "indulgent grandparents"

(adjective satellite) tolerant or lenient; "indulgent parents risk spoiling their children"; "procedures are lax and discipline is weak"; "too soft on the children"
implicit
(adjective satellite) being without doubt or reserve; "implicit trust"

(adjective) implied though not directly expressed; inherent in the nature of something; "an implicit agreement not to raise the subject"; "there was implicit criticism in his voice"; "anger was implicit in the argument"; "the oak is implicit in the acorn"
sinuous
(adjective satellite) curved or curving in and out; "wiggly lines"
lethargic
(adjective) deficient in alertness or activity; "bullfrogs became lethargic with the first cold nights"
spontaneous
(adjective satellite) produced without being planted or without human labor; "wild strawberries"

(adjective satellite) said or done without having been planned or written in advance; "he made a few ad-lib remarks"

(adjective) happening or arising without apparent external cause; "spontaneous laughter"; "spontaneous combustion"; "a spontaneous abortion"
rectify
(verb) convert into direct current; "rectify alternating current"

(verb) make right or correct; "Correct the mistakes"; "rectify the calculation"

(verb) set straight or right; "remedy these deficiencies"; "rectify the inequities in salaries"; "repair an oversight"

(verb) bring, lead, or force to abandon a wrong or evil course of life, conduct, and adopt a right one; "The Church reformed me"; "reform your conduct"

(verb) reduce to a fine, unmixed, or pure state; separate from extraneous matter or cleanse from impurities; "refine sugar"

(verb) math: determine the length of; "rectify a curve"
perceptive
(adjective) having the ability to perceive or understand; keen in discernment; "a perceptive eye"; "a perceptive observation"

(adjective) of or relating to perception; "perceptive faculties"
stolid
(adjective satellite) having or revealing little emotion or sensibility; not easily aroused or excited; "her impassive remoteness"; "he remained impassive, showing neither interest in nor concern for our plight"- Nordhoff & Hall; "a silent stolid creature who took it all as a
reprehensible
(adjective satellite) bringing or deserving severe rebuke or censure; "a criminal waste of talent"; "a deplorable act of violence"; "adultery is as reprehensible for a husband as for a wife"
laud
(verb) praise, glorify, or honor; "extol the virtues of one's children"; "glorify one's spouse's cooking"
stagnant
(adjective satellite) not growing or changing; without force or vitality

(adjective satellite) not circulating or flowing; "dead air"; "dead water"; "stagnant water"
miserly
(adjective satellite) used of persons or behavior; characterized by or indicative of lack of generosity; "a mean person"; "he left a miserly tip"
conciliatory
(adjective) overcoming animosity or hostility; "spoke in a conciliating tone"; "a conciliatory visit"

(adjective) making or willing to make concessions; "loneliness tore through him...whenever he thought of...even the compromising Louis du Tillet"
megalomania
(noun) a psychological state characterized by delusions of grandeur
derivative
(noun) the result of mathematical differentiation; the instantaneous change of one quantity relative to another; df(x)/dx

(noun) (linguistics) a word that is derived from another word; "`electricity' is a derivative of `electric'"

(noun) a financial instrument whose value is based on another security

(adjective satellite) resulting from or employing derivation; "a derivative process"; "a highly derivative prose style"
solemnity
(noun) a trait of dignified seriousness

(noun) a solemn and dignified feeling
desuetude
(noun) a state of inactivity or disuse
discordant
(adjective) not in agreement or harmony; "views discordant with present-day ideas"

(adjective satellite) lacking in harmony