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maudlin
(adj) weakly sentimental
alacrity
(n) eagerness speed
transmute
(v) to change or alter in form
evanescent
(adj) fleeting, momentary
salient
(adj) significant, conspicuous
diffident
(adj) shy, quiet, modest
parsimony
(n) frugality, stinginess
ubiquitous
(adj) existing everywhere, widespread
querulous
(adj) whiny, complaining
pejorative
(adj) derogatory, uncomplimentary
panacea
(n) a remedy for all ills or difficulties
viscous
(adj) not free flowing, syrupy
inchoate
(adj) unformed or formless, in a beginning stage
hackneyed
(adj) unoriginal, trite
repudiate
(v) to reject, refuse to accept
aspersion
(n) a curse, expression of ill-will
rancor
(n) deep, bitter resentment
effrontery
(n) impudence, nerve, insolence
prurient
(adj) eliciting or possessing an extraordinary interest in sex
inure
(v) to cause someone or something to become accustomed to a situation
portent
(n) an omen
spurious
(adj) false but designed to seem plausible
fallacious
(adj) incorrect, misleading
vicarious
(adj) experiencing through another
turgid
(adj) swollen, excessively embellished in a style or language
officious
(adj) offering one's services when they are neither wanted nor needed
desiccated
(adj) dried up, dehydrated
largess
(n) the gnerous giving of lavish gifts
buttress
(v) to support, hold up
(n) something that offers support
torpid
(adj) lethargic, dormant, lacking motion