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Aesthetic

(adj.) pertaining to beauty; sensitive or responsive to beauty, artistic

Defunct

(adj.) no longer in existence or functioning, dead (de=un; funct=functional)

Discomfit

(v.) to frustrate, thwart, or defeat; to confuse, perplex or embarrass (made uncomfortable)

Espouse

(v.) to take up and support; to become attached to, adopt; to marry ("wed" - dedicate to)

Fetish

(n.) an object believed to have magical powers; an object of unreasoning devotion or reverence (an obsession-lucky rabbit's foot)

Gregarious

(adj.) living together in a herd or group; sociable, seeking the company of others (congregate)

Hapless

(adj.) marked by persistent absence of good luck ("hap-" happy; "-less" none)

Impeccable

(adj.) faultless, beyond criticism or blame

Importune

(v.) to trouble with demands; to beg for insistently

Interpolate

(v.) to insert between other parts or things; to present as an addition or correction

Irreparable

(adj.) incapable of being repaired or rectified

Laconic

(adj.) concise, using few words

Languish

(v.) to become weak, feeble or dull; to droop; to be depressed or dispirited; to suffer neglect (not thriving)

Mendacious

(adj.) given to lying or deception; untrue

Nadir

(n.) the lowest point (Ralph Nader was always at the bottom)

Omnipresent

(adj.) present in all places at all times

Perfunctory

(adj.) done in a superficial or halfhearted manner; without interest or enthusiasm

Plaintive

(adj.) expressive of sorrow or woe, melancholy (whiny)

Requite

(v.) to make suitable repayment, as for a kindness, service or favor; to make retaliation, as for an injury or wrong; to reciprocate (unfulfilled)

Tantamount

(adj.) equivalent, having the same meaning, value or effect (the same)

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