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thanatopsis
view of death
We thoughtfully read the introvert's poetic thanatopsis.
vacuous
stupidly empty of ideas
See the vacuous expression on his uninformed face.
lucubration
late studying
His midnight lucubrations by candlelight tired him.
ex cathedra
from the throne
The king pronounced, ex cathedra, his opinion.
legerdemain
sleight of hand
His verbal legerdemain confused those who didn't listen.
suspiration
deep sigh
We endured his mournful suspirations over Lulu.
nepotism
favoritism to relatives
Graft and nepotism weakened the government.
synoptic
general in view
Read the synoptic gospels; view a synoptic chart.
lionize
treat as a celebrity
Upon her return to the city, she was lionized by the joyful crowd.
assiduous
perservering
His assiduous effort to balance the budget finally paid off.
subterfuge
evasive dodge
He ducked a question with a clever subterfuge.
bon vivant
indulger in luxury
The wealthy bon vivant lived the good life in Hawaii.
saturnine
gloomy and remote
Her saturnine personality caused her to lose friends.
sedentary
sitting
Flagpole sitting is a notable sedentary occupation.
pusillanimous
small-minded
The snub at the losing team was a low, pusillanimous act.