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nadir
lowest point
mire
mud; slime; muck
naive
foolishly simple; childlike
noxious
harmful; malignant
officious
meddlesome
mundance
boring; ordinary; typical; tedious
munificent
generous; extravagant; philanthropic
nascent
beginning; embryonic; incipient
nebulous
unclear; vague; indefinite
needle
provoke
nefarious
evil; vile; sinister; wicked
nemesis
just punishment; retribution
neologism
newly coined phrase or expression
noisome
noxious to health
obdurate
stubborn; intractable
obsequious
servile; groveling
obviate
make unnecessary
odious
detestable; loathsome; revolting; sickening
opaque
impenetrable by light; dull; dark; obscure
intonate
speak or utter with a particular tone
intractable
unruly; disobedient
optimum
peak or prime; ideal
intercede
intervene; negotiate
intrinsic
inherent; natural; innate
inveigh
abuse; criticize; rebuke
inveterate
habitual; chronic
irascible
testy; touchy; irritable
issue
discharge; emerge; emanate
jettison
eliminate; discharge
jolity
gaiety; merriment
judicious
logical; reasonable; clever
juncture
joint; seam; intersection; joining
juxtapose
place side by side
kinetic
caused by motion; dynamic
kitsch
art of writing of a pretentious but shallow nature
kiosk
a small structure used as a newsstand, bandstand, etc.
knave
a dishonest, deceitful person; a rogue
knotty
snarled; tangled
knoll
hillock; mound
kudos
credit or praise for an achievement; glory
labyrinth
maze; network; puzzle
lachrymose
weepy; tearful
laconic
concise; terse; curt
lamentation
complaint; moan
lampoon
mock; ridicule
languish
decline; diminish; weaken
levity
lightness; frivolity
largess
charity; philanthropy; gift
lethargy
idleness; listlessness; passivity
linger
loiter; remain; hesitate
maudlin
overemotional; mushy
lassitude
fatigue; weariness; debility
laudable
commendable; admirable; exemplary
laxity
carelessness; indifference
meander
twist; bend; zigzag
lithe
flexible; agile; mobile; bendable
loutish
clumsy; idiotic; buffoonlike
ludicrous
outlandish; silly; ridiculous
motley
multicolored; spotted; mixed
lurid
shockingly vivid; horrifying; sensational
maladroit
clumsy; unskilled
malapropism
inappropriate or ludicrous use of a word
malevolent
venomous; spiteful; malignant
malinger
feign illness to escape work; shirk
marred
having blemishes; damaged; defaced
mendicant
almsman; beggar; leech; parasite
meticulous
precise; scrupulous; particular
mettle
stamina; bravery; courage
mince
chop; mitigate
moribund
failing; waning; ailing
multifarious
diverse; many-sided; multiple