solicitous

(adj.) showing concern or care for someone (solicitous for her welfare); fearful or anxious about someone or something (solicitous for making friends)

sordid

(adj.) characterized by filth, grime, or squalor, foul

sporadic

(adj.) occurring only occasionally, or in scattered instances

squander

(v.) to waste by spending or using irresponsibly

static

(adj.) not moving, active, or in motion; at rest

stupefy

(v.) to stun, baffle, or amaze

stymie

(v.) to block; hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of

torque

(n.) a force that causes rotation

truculent

(adj.) fierce and cruel, eager to fight

veracity

(n.) truthfulness, honesty

virulent

(adj.) extremely poisonous; full of malice; spiteful

voracious

(adj.) greedy in eating or for an activity or pursuit

myopic

(adj) nearsighted; lacking foresight

nadir

(n) lowest point

riddle

(v) pierce with holes; permeate or spread throughout

tantalize

(v) tease; torture with disappointment

sustenance

(n) means of support, food, nourishment

succulent

(adj) juicy; full of richness

vainglorious

(adj) boastful; excessively conceited

utopia

(n) ideal place, state or society

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