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pastoral
Pastoral pastures are populated by plethoras of landscape painters.
rural, peaceful
Labyrinthine
--a Labyrinthine path
winding
laud
(remember your Latin roots)
praise
legerdemain
lah' jer duh mayn'
slight of hand
lucrative
It was a lucrative business deal
profitable
trangress
Thou saidst, I will not transgress.
to sin, to break a law
Vilify
He tried to vilify the other contestant.
slander (speak of in an untrue way to make person look bad)
Verbose
The salesman was verbose.
wordy, extremely talkative
vacuous
The room was filled with vacuous chatter.
empty, trivial
tryst
Romeo and Juliet planned a tryst
an appointed meeting for lovers
defunct
That model of computer is defunct.
extinct, ended
Dearth
The was a dearth of humor in the talent show.
scarcity
eschew
I will eschew the muskrat stew!
avoid
innate
Judah has an innate desire to play video games
inborn
foreboding
A feeling of foreboding settled upon the room.
apprehension, anxiety
discursive
His reasoning was discursive
rambling, circuitous
(think of curve rather than straight to the point)
extraneous
That is extraneous infomration.
irrelavent, (extra + unneeded)
fabricate
He fabricated an allibi.
to make, lie
jaded
After 6 months as a recording artist, the vocalist became jaded about the recording industry.
fed up, bored, exhausted by overwork
insipid
Mommy thinks that ordinary American food is insipid.
dull