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abstracted

removed in thought from the immediate situation

abyss

bottomless hole

acuity

sharpness of perception

addenda

something added, usually to a book

aesthetic

relating or pertaining to a sense of beauty or art

ambiguous

having more than one meaning; uncertain, unclear

amorphous

shapeless

antecedents

preceding a cause

apathy

lack of concern or feeling; indifference

append

to add in a supplementary manner

banter

to speak in a witty or teasing manner

commensurate

equal

complacency

the state of being self-satisfied

confound

to cause one to be confused

convivial

fond of good company and of festivity

corpulent

state of being very fat

corroborated

confirmation

corrugated

bend into folds

credulous

believing on slight evidence; gullible

debauchee

moral corruption

defunct

no longer existing; dead

dilatory

delaying; slow

din

loud and discordant noises

eddies

a current of air or water moving contrary to the main current

elicited

to bring out a response

endow

to provide with income or property, to supply with a talent or quality

fractiousness

unruly

feign

pretend to be affected by; false appearance

florid

flowery; flushed with color and decorated nicely

garnished

to decorate

garrulous

talkative

haughty

arrogant, excessively proud and vain

impetuously

violent, hasty, rash, impulsive

incessant

uninterrupted

ineffable

incapable of being expressed in speech or words

ingratiate

to make an effort to gain good favor with someone

insidious

treacherous or dangerous in a secret sort of way

interminable

having or seeming to have no end

inviolate

secure from violation or from being profaned

juxtaposition

to place closely together or side by side

languid

slow, sluggish

laudable

to praise

levity

excessive frivolity

magnanimous

having a lofty, generous, and contagious spirit

obstinate

unyielding regardless of reasoning or logic

plagiarize

to steal and use another's writing writings as one's own

pneumatic

pertaining to air or gas

poignant

piercing, incisive, and keen

precipitately

to cause to speedily occur

prodigality

wasteful

provincial

lacking sophistication; narrow-minded

punctilious

stressing precise following of instructions

rancor

bitter deep-seated ill will

rend

to tear violently, to split

reverent

to honor, to regard with respect

somnambulist

a sleepwalker

stratum

a horizontal layer

strident

loud and harsh sounding

superfluous

beyond what is needed or required

turgid

swollen

presumptuous

brazenly overstepping bounds, arrogant

vista

a distant view seen through an opening

vacuous

lacking content; marked by a lack of intelligence

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