Encountered Words II

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Denouement
An outcome or solution; the unraveling of a plot
Nugatory
Of no value or importance; unimportant, inconsequential
Jejune
Naive, simplistic, and superficial
Pusillanimous
Showing a lack of courage or determination; timid
Antediluvian
Extremely old and antiquated
Erudite
Learned, scholarly, bookish
Pedantic
Excessively concerned with book learning and formal rules
Contentious
Argumentative
Ineluctable
Not to be avoided or escaped; inevitable
Invidious
Causing envy; hateful, offensive, injurious
Plangent
Pounding, thundering, resounding
Conduit
A means by which something is transmitted
Plight
A difficult or dangerous condition or situation
Prerogative
A special right or privilege; a special quality showing excellence
Inured
Accustomed to accepting something undesirable
Stolidity
Having or revealing little emotion or sensibility; impassive
Incredulous
(Of a person or their manner) Unwilling or unable to believe something; disbelieving, skeptical
Commensurate
Corresponding in size or degree; in proportion; be proportionate with
Superannuation
A regular payment made into a fund by an employee toward a future pension
Senescence
Growing old; aging; characteristic of old age.
Retaliate
To get revenge; to strike back for an injury
Balk
Refuse to proceed or to do something; be unwilling to
Imposition
An unwelcome demand; a burden (impose = force to be accepted)
Static
Fixed, not moving or changing, lacking vitality
Wan
Pale and giving the impression of illness or exhaustion
Etiolated
Weak or sick; drained of color or vigor
Sidereal
Of or related to stars
Circumscribed
To restrict (something) within limits; confine
Ominous
Threatening
Resoluteness
Determination
Surly
Angry and bad-tempered; rude
Impenitent
Not feeling remorse or sorrow for errors or offenses
Insolent
Boldly disrespectful
Contempt
A feeling of disdain, disrespect for anything considered mean or worthless
Gaudy
Extravagantly bright or showy, typically so as to be tasteless
Slovenly
(Especially of a person or their appearance) Messy and dirty; slob