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fatuous
(adj.) lacking in seriousness; vain and silly
licentious
(adj.) morally lacking in restraint
tranquillity
(n.) peace; stillness; harmony
pious
(adj.) religious; devout; dedicated
dearth
(n.) scarcity; shortage
duress
(n.) imprisonment; the use of threats
indulgent
(adj.) lenient; patient; permissive
emanate
(v.) to emit
beget
(v.) to bring into being
obloquy
(n.) widespread condemnation or abuse; disgrace or infamy resulting from this.
percussion
(n.) striking one object against another
stymie
(v.) to hinder or obstruct
sanguine
(adj.) optimistic; cheerful; red
peruse
(v.) to read carefully; to study
enervate
(v.) to weaken; to deprive of nerve or strength
ferret
(v.; n.) to force out of hiding; to search for; a small, weasel-like mammal
cacophony
(n.) a harsh, inharmonious collection of sounds; dissonance
inarticulate
(adj.) speechless; unable to speak clearly
savant
(n.) one who is intelligent
astute
(adj.) cunning; sly; crafty
amalgam
(n.) a mixture or combination (often of metals)
haughty
(adj.) proud of oneself and scornful of others
syllogism
(n.) reasoning in order from general to particular
potable
(adj.; n.) drinkable; a beverage that is drinkable
incorrigible
(adj.) not capable of correction or improvement