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annul
v. to reduce to nothing; to make ineffective or inoperative; to declare legally invalid or void
blase
adj. indifferent, bored as a result of having enjoyed to many pleasures; apathetic
bolster
v. to support, give boost to; n. a long pillow or cushion; a supporting post
deplore
v. to feel or express regret or disapproval
frivolous
adj. of little importance, not worthy of serious attention; not meant seriously
muster
v. to bring together for service or battle; to gather or summon; to amount to, compromise, include; n. a list of men for military service; a gathering, accumulation
nonentity
n.aperson or thing of no importance
obsess
v. to trouble, haunt, or fill the mind
ornate
elaborately decorated; showily splendid
oust
v. to remove, drive out of a position or place
peruse
v. to read thoroughly and carefully
porous
adj. full of tiny holes; able to be penetrated by air or water
promontory
n. a high point of land extending into water
prone
adj. lying face down; inclined, likely
qualm
n. a pang of conscience, uneasiness, misgiven, or doubt; a feeling of faintness or nausea
recourse
n. a person or thing turned to for help or advice; the act of seeking help or protection
residue
n. a remainder, that which remains when a part has been used up or removed
solicitous
adj. showing concern or care; fearful or anxious about something or someone
staid
adj. serious and dignified; quiet or subdued in character or conduct
sustain
v. to support, nourish, keep up; to suffer, undergo; to bear up under, withstand; to afferm the validity of