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trenchant
categorized by full force or vigor, biting, caustic
eupnea
normal, unlabored breathing
yellow journalism
journalism that exploits, distorts, or sensationalizes news to attract readers
yenta
a prying, gossipy woman
non sequitur
an inference or conclusion or statement that does not follow logically from what preceded it
nepenthe

<nuhPEHNthEE>
something inducing forgetfulness of sorrow or loss of grief or pain
natatorium
an indoor swimming pool
minacious
threatening or menacing
meretricious
relating to or resembling a prostitute: based on pretense: insincere
melliferous
forming or bearing honey
megrims
low spirits: DEPRESSION
medusoid
a jellyfish: a shape resembling a jellyfish
malefic
sinister: EVIL
execrate
to denounce: to detest
deterge
to cleanse or wipe off
toggery
clothing: a clothing store
tepid
lukewarm: half-hearted
terrigenous
derived from the Earth, from the land
tetramerous
consisting of four like parts
tetrarch
one of four joint rulers
matutinal
occurring in the morning time
punctilious
exact, precise in the smallest particulars
ambuscade
an ambush, a surprise attack from a concealed place
stasis
a state of balance or equilibrium
wayworn
wearied by traveling
recreant
a coward, cowardly, craven
varicolored
having a variety of colors
potboiler
a usually inferior literary or artistic work, produced quickly for the purpose of making money
ne plus ultra
the most profound degree of a quality or situation
turpitude
inherent vileness or maleficence
panjandrum
an important person or pretentious leader
ignoble
not noble: vile: low: mean
embonpoint
plumpness of person, stoutness