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Vocabulary 7

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Juggernaut
(noun) a huge, powerful, and overwhelming force or institution
Lassitude
(noun) a state of physical or mental weariness; lack of energy
Maladroit
(adjective) ineffective or bungling; clumsy
Meticulous
(adjective) showing great attention to detail; very careful and precise
Mishap
(noun) an unlucky accident
Nuptial
(adjective) to marriage
Obsolete
(adjective) no longer produced or used; out of date
To oscillate
(verb) move or swing back and forth at a regular speed
Panache
(noun) flamboyant confidence of style or manner
Pejorative
(adjective) expressing contempt or disapproval
Perfunctory
(adjective) (of an action or gesture) carried out with a minimum of effort or reflection
Pragmatic
(adjective) dealing with things sensibly and realistically in a way that is based on practical rather than theoretical considerations
Querulous
(adjective) complaining in a petulant or whining manner
Ribald
(adjective) referring to sexual matters in an amusingly rude or irreverent way
To ruminate
(verb) think deeply about something
Saccharine
(adjective) excessively sweet or sentimental
To skulk
(verb) keep out of sight, typically with a sinister or cowardly motive
To stymie
(verb) prevent or hinder the progress of
Tacit
(adjective) understood or implied without being stated
Taciturn
(adjective) (of a person) reserved or uncommunicative in speech; saying little