Vocab Chapters 43-45

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Ennui

n. boredom

Enervated

adj. sense of weakened vitality

Jaded

adj. condition of weariness from overindulgence in something initially pleasant

Lassitude

n. emotional fatigue or dreamy, lazy mood

Otiose

adj. condition of idleness or laziness or a person or thing that is ineffective

pall

v. the fact of a phenomenon's becoming boring or weary

banal

adj. predictably ordinary

somnolent

adj. sleepy

phlegmatic

adj. person who is slow to act or slow to get angry (negative connotation)

torpid

adj. having no energy

scrutiny

n. careful examination

scan

v. to examine closely or to look over hastily

discern

v. to distinguish from something else

monitor

n. to keep a close watch over

descry

v. to catch sight of something that is difficult to see

gander

n. a look

askance

adv. with disapproval or suspicion (describing the way someone looks at something

ogle

v. to stare at

espy

v. to glimpse something partially hidden

myopic

adj. lacks long-range perspective

placebo

n. substance that contains no medicinal value but patient believes has value

elixir

n. liquid potion or medicine falsely believed to cure any ailment

panacea

n. cure-all substance

nostrum

n. any possible remedy not scientifically proven for a minor ailment or body condition

salubrious

adj. describing circumstances or conditions favorable to good health

prognosis

n. prediction concerning the course of a disease

malinger

v. to pretend to be ill in order to get out of unpleasant work

benign

adj. kind or friendly, not dangerous to health

noxious

adj. harmful

innocuous

adj. harmless

dyspeptic

adj. descriptive of a person who is grouchy or ill-tempered

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