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assuage

v. to calm

cogitate

v. to think over something; ponder

docile

adj. gentle and easily lead

fraudulent

adj. fake; false

insentient

adj. unfeeling

milieu

n. environment

pensive

adj. in a thoughtful mood; thinking deeply

purloin

v. to steal

stagnant

adj. still; not moving

vertigo

n. dizziness

astute

adj. perceptive; sharp-witted

collage

n. picture made from fragments of other pictures

dogmatic

adj. having stubbornly held opinions

frivolous

adj. not serious

insipid

adj. dull; bland; boring

mire

n. swamp; muddy ground

penury

n. poverty

pusillanimous

adj. cowardly

staid

adj. dull; sober; serious

vestigial

adj. not developed

asylum

n. place of refuge or safety

collate

v. to arrange in order

dolt

n. stupid person

frugal

adj. economical; not wasting anything

instigate

v. to start; provoke

misanthrope

n. hater of the rest of mankind

perceptive

adj. observant

pyromania

n. compulsion to start fires

stanza

n. section of a poem

vignette

n. small sketch

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