21-40 FH451 Vocab 2009-20010 HE2

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melancholy

pensive sadness, gloomy, feeling sadness

moor

bog, swamp wet wasteland

odious

detestable, inspiring hatred

olfactory

related to smelling

pedant

a person who over emphasizes details

perfunctory

hasty, lacking interest, done routinely/as a matter of duty

proboscis

trunk, snout, nose (noun)

proclivity

a tendency (noun)

quibble

trivial objections, a petty objection

rend

to tear apart

sieve

a strainer or to strain

stolid

unemotional

stratum

a layer

suffuse

spread over/through

tactile

touchable

tallow

animal fat

titillate

cause them to tingle, to excite

torrent

flood, deluge, shower

trifle

dessert, something trivial/of little value, small quantity

verbiage

excess of words

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