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vapid

lacking significance or liveliness

repertoire

a stock of poems or songs or dances, etc. that one is
always prepared to perform

asinine

foolish and lacking intelligence

impediment

an obstacle in the way

amobrosia

food and drink of the gods

begrudge

to envy and regret the good fortune of someone else

chameleon

a lizard that can change skin color, often refers to people who change the way they behave depending upon who they are with at the

fractious

easily annoyed or irritated

ramshackle

in horrible condition

foolhardy

a disregard for danger or consequences

domicile

housing that someone is living in, home

swelter

uncomfortably hot

hone

to sharpen, improve, make more effective

foray

a sudden short attack, a raid

auspicious

favorable circumstances

apothecary

a health professional trained in the art of preparing and dispensing drugs, a pharmacist

fraught

filled with

ambidextrous

equally skilled with each hand

undulate

moving in a wavy pattern or with a rising and falling motion

rankle

to make resentful or angry

encumber

to hold back, to hamper

cantankerous

stubbornly obstructive and unwilling to cooperate

umbrage

annoyance, offense, displeasure

forthright

direct, straightforward

connive

to secretly cooperate with someone or something when you think others may disapprove of

venue

the scene of an event or action

skulk

to move around in a sneaky, stealthy manner

amble

walk leisurely

bode

indicate by signs that something is to come in the future (e.g. The weather forecast bodes well for the campers)

querulous

full of complaints

taut

pulled or drawn tightly (like the head of a drum)

uncouth

lacking refinement, clumsy, awkward

hilt

the handle of a weapon or tool

obfuscate

to confuse or bewilder

prowess

exceptional bravery, skill, strength (usually in battle)

denote

to indicate, or be a sign of

tirade

a prolonged, angry verbal outburst

perpetual

continual, lasting indefinitely

pert

lively, bold

nascent

at its beginning stages and ready to grow

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