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annul
(v.) to reduce to nothing; to make ineffective or inoperative; to declare legally invalid or void

(NUL and void)
blasé
(adj.) indifferent, bored as a result of having enjoyed many pleasures; apathetic

(bored)
bolster
(v.) to support, give a boost to; (n.) a long pillow or cushion; a supporting post

(BOost)
deplore
(v.) to feel or express regret or disapproval

(disapproval)
frivolous
(adj.) of little importance, not worthy of serious attention; not meant seriously

(little, FRIlly)
muster
(v.) to bring together for service or battle; to gather or summon; to amount to, comprise, include; (n.) a list of men for military service; a gathering, accumulation
nonentity
(n.) a person or thing of no importance

(NO importance)
obsess
(v.) to trouble, haunt, or fill the mind

(fill the mind)
ornate
(adj.) elaborately decorated; showily splendid

(decorate with ornaments)
oust
(v.) to remove, drive out of a position or place

(drive OUT)
peruse
(v.) to read thoroughly and carefully

(please read carefully)
porous
(adj.) full of tiny holes; able to be penetrated by air or water

(pores)
promontory
(n.) a high point of land extending into water

(high point)
prone
(adj.) lying face down; inclined, likely

(face down)
qualm
(n.) a pang of conscience, uneasiness, misgiving, or doubt; a feeling of faintness or nausea

(queasy, nauseous)
recourse
(n.) a person or thing turned to for help or advice; the act of seeking help or protection

(course to advice)
residue
(n.) a remainder, that which remains when a part has been used up or removed

(remainder, removed)
solicitous
(adj.) showing concern or care; fearful or anxious about someone or something

(showing concern)
staid
(adj.) serious and dignified; quiet or subdued in character or conduct

(serious and dignified)
sustain
(v.) to support, nourish, keep up; to suffer, undergo; to bear up under, withstand; to affirm the validity of

(support)