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jejune

lacking in nutritive value; lacking in interest or substance; immature, juvenile

credulous

too ready to believe, easily deceived

infirmity

a weakness or ailment (physical, mental, moral, etc.)

berate

to scold sharply

expatiate

to expand on, write or talk at length or in detail; to move about freely

deplete

to use up as a result of spending or consumption; to diminish greatly

extraneous

coming from the outside, foreign; present but not essential, irrelevant

inception

the beginning, start, earliest stage of some process, institution, etc.

criterion

a rule, test; a standard for judgment or evaluation

amenable

willing to follow advice or authority, tractable, submissive; responsive; liable to be held responsible

carnage

large-scale slaughter or loss of life

tortuous

(adj.) winding, twisted, crooked; highly involved, complex; devious

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