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pablum \PAB-luhm\, noun:
Something (as writing or speech) that is trite, insipid, or simplistic.
execrable \EK-sih-kruh-buhl\, adjective:
1. Deserving to be execrated; detestable; abominable.
2. Extremely bad; of very poor quality; very inferior.
gloaming \GLOH-ming\, noun:
Twilight; dusk.
soporific \sop-uh-RIF-ik; soh-puh-\, adjective:
1. Causing sleep; tending to cause sleep.
2. Of, relating to, or characterized by sleepiness or lethargy.

noun:
A medicine, drug, plant, or other agent that has the quality of inducing sleep; a narcotic.
repast \rih-PAST\, noun:
Something taken as food; a meal.
assiduous \uh-SIJ-oo-uhs\, adjective:
1. Constant in application or attention; devoted; attentive.
2. Performed with constant diligence or attention; unremitting; persistent; as, "assiduous labor."
inure \in-YOOR\, transitive verb:
To make accustomed or used to something painful, difficult, or inconvenient; to harden; to habituate; as, "inured to drudgery and distress."

intransitive verb:
To pass into use; to take or have effect; to be applied; to serve to the use or benefit of; as, "a gift of lands inures to the heirs."
logorrhea \law-guh-REE-uh\, noun:
Excessive talkativeness or wordiness

"a touch of logorrhea."
subterfuge \SUB-tur-fyooj\, noun:
A deceptive device or stratagem.
redivivus \red-uh-VY-vuhs; -VEE-\, adjective:
Living again; brought back to life; revived; restored.