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nomadic
adj wandering around
nominal
adj in name only, not in fact
nonplused
adj confused, puzzled, baffled
grotesque
adj absurd, strange, bizarre
habiliments
n dress, attire, equipment
habitat
n natural place of living
hackneyed
adj overused, commonplace, trite
haggard
adj gaunt, worn look, drawn
panoramic
adj complete view in all directions
paradox
n. - a seeming contridiction
verbatim
adv./adj. word for word, in exact words
verbiage
n wordiness
polyglot
adj. speaking several languages
verbose
adj using too many words
exorbitant
adj too expensive, going beyond limits
frustration
n. - discouragement, defeat
verdant
adj. - green with growing, plants, fields
aridity
n. - dryness, barrenness
modicum
n. - small quantity, small portion
momentous
adj. - a great occasion, a great moment
monograph
n. - written account on a single subject
modulate
v. - to soften, allay one's rage
buttress
n. - a building support, projecting support
cacophony
n. - unpleasant or harsh sound
descried
v. discovered, spied a distant object
shoddy
adj. - of inferior material, lacking in quality
shibboleth
n. - test, criterion
shrew
n. - scolding woman
discursive
adj. - passing from one subject to another