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Juggernaut

(noun) a huge, powerful, and overwhelming force or institution

Lassitude

(noun) a state of physical or mental weariness; lack of energy

Maladroit

(adjective) ineffective or bungling; clumsy

Meticulous

(adjective) showing great attention to detail; very careful and precise

Mishap

(noun) an unlucky accident

Nuptial

(adjective) to marriage

Obsolete

(adjective) no longer produced or used; out of date

To oscillate

(verb) move or swing back and forth at a regular speed

Panache

(noun) flamboyant confidence of style or manner

Pejorative

(adjective) expressing contempt or disapproval

Perfunctory

(adjective) (of an action or gesture) carried out with a minimum of effort or reflection

Pragmatic

(adjective) dealing with things sensibly and realistically in a way that is based on practical rather than theoretical considerations

Querulous

(adjective) complaining in a petulant or whining manner

Ribald

(adjective) referring to sexual matters in an amusingly rude or irreverent way

To ruminate

(verb) think deeply about something

Saccharine

(adjective) excessively sweet or sentimental

To skulk

(verb) keep out of sight, typically with a sinister or cowardly motive

To stymie

(verb) prevent or hinder the progress of

Tacit

(adjective) understood or implied without being stated

Taciturn

(adjective) (of a person) reserved or uncommunicative in speech; saying little

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