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perfunctory
adj-done with no effort or thought
abysmal
adj-terrible, extremely bad; very deep
solipsistic
adj-beleiving only oneself exsists; highly self centered
ostentatious
adj-flashy, intended to impress others
parasile
n-someone who without giving anything back, benefits from others
saprophytic
living on dead or decaying organic matter
indigent
adj-extremely poor, lacking necesities of life
gauche
unsophisticated, make social situations difficult
taciturn
adj-inclined to be untalkative
haridan
n- mean old woman
epic
adj- large scale, heroic, grand in scale or scope
schadenfreude
n- satisfaction or pleasure felt at someone misfortune
palindrome
a word or phrase spelled indenticaly backward or fowards
juxtaposed
verb- to place side by side to show contrast
turgid
adj--- swollen
troglodytic
adj- living in a cave, an old, outmoded way or thinking/living
persiflage
noun-- playful, teasing talk, done in light tone
esophoric
adj- cross eyed
banal
common place, ordinary to the point of being uninteresting
philistine
one with no knowledge or interest in culture
procrastinator
one who delays in doing something, or postpone work, often out of laziness
dissembles
verb-- to hide ones reason for saying or doing, something to conceal ones feelings or beleifs
vicariously
adj-- experienced through imagined participation in actions or accomplishments of other people
eponym
noun-- a word based on or derived from a persons name
sanguine
adj-- enthuisiasticaly optimistic
anodyne
noun- a pain killer
adj- unlikely to provoke
ambivalence
adj- lacking the ability to decide having general mixed feelings about something
fastidious
adj- characterized by heightened attention to detail, hard to please
captious
adj- hard to please finding fault and raising trivial objections
distended
verb- to swell as a result of interior pressure
advocate/advocated
verb- to support publicly
noun- a public supporter
utilitarian
adj- useful rather than make pretty or showy
deprave
verb- to make immoral, to corrupt
polygamy
noun- the state or practice of having multiple spouses
predatory
adj- characterized by exploited or victimized others
flippant
adj- marked by or displaying disrespectful or innapropriate levity
vestigial
adj- showing a trace of something no longer exists or is no longer practiced
grandiloquent
adj- expressed in an elaborate or pompous style
askew
adj- not level or even
obtuse
adj- show to understand or perceive, difficult to understand
asinine
adj- stupid foolish
monomanical
adj- excessively obsessed with one particular thing to exclusion of everything else
anachronism
noun-- something or someone in the wrong time period
hedonist
noun- one who embraces the idea that sensual pleasure is the aim in life
soporific
adj- boring or monotonious inducing sleep
cacaphanous
noun- harsh sounding composed of disagreeable sounds
mawkish
adj- excessively and overly sentimental so much so that nausea or loathing can result
apotheosis
noun- elevation of a person to godlike status, ideal example
superfluos
adj- unnecessary, more than needed
paradox
noun- a statement that is seemingly contradictory or absurd, and yet may be true