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abortive

(adj) failing to accomplish an intended result; unsuccessful

adventitious

(adj) accidental; happening by chance

amorphous

(adj) without a clearly defined shape or form; vague; ill-organized; unclassifiable

bleary

(adj) unfocused or filmy from sleep or tiredness

commensurate

(adj) corresponding in size or degree

conceit

(n) excessive pride in oneself; a fanciful expression in writing or speech; an elaborate metaphor

countenance

(n) a person's face or facial expression; support. (v) admit as acceptable or possible

dilatory

(adj) slow to act; intended to cause delay

extemporize

(v) compose, perform, or produce something such as music or a speech without preparation; improvise

fractious

(adj) easily irritated; bad-tempered; difficult to control

garrulous

(adj) excessively talkative; full of trivial conversation

grail

(n) a thing that is being earnestly pursued or sought after

harrowed

(adj/v) disturbed, distressed

hauteur

(n) haughtiness of manner; disdainful pride.

impetuous

(adj) acting or done quickly and without thought or care

incredulity

(n) the state of being unwilling or unable to believe something

olfactory

(adj) of or relating to the sense of smell

pander

(n) a pimp; (v) gratify or indulge

pasquinade

(n) a satire or lampoon, originally one displayed or delivered publicly in a public place

premptory

(adj) insisting on immediate attention or obedience

probity

(n) the quality of having strong moral principles; honesty and decency

provincial

(adj) unsophisticated or narrow-minded

punctilious

(adj) showing great attention to detail or correct behavior

redolent

(adj) strongly reminiscent or suggestive of; fragrant

settee

(n) a small sofa

surmise

(v/n) suppose that something is true without having evidence to confirm it

tortuous

(adj) full of twists and turns; lengthy and complex

vacuous

(adj) having or showing a lack of thought or intelligence; mindless

vestibule

(n) an antechamber, hall, or lobby

vestige

(n) a trace of something that is disappearing or no longer exists

wistfulness

(adj) having or showing a feeling of vague or regretful longing

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