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Manifold
Diverse, varied
Incessant
without stopping, constant
Effete
lacking in wholesome vigor or energy; worn-out or exhausted; sterile or unable to produce; out-of-date
Pious
Deeply religious, devout
Imperviously
impossible to penetrate
Temporal
temporary
Blithe
(adj.) happy, cheerful, lighthearted; casual, unconcerned
Inert
doesn't move
Elude
To escape by being quick or clever, difficult to catch
Perennial
(adj) lasting for a long time, persistent; (n) a plant that lives for many years
Pertinent
relevant
Occult
mysterious, supernatural
Impervious
impossible to penetrate
Ethereal
very light, airy; heavenly
Malign
Cancerous, deadly, extremely harmful
Tumultuous
Noisy and disorderly
Grotesque
(adj.) unnatural, distorted; bizarre, distorted in a disturbingly matter
Encumber
To weigh down or burden
Obliquely
Indirectly
Manifest
obvious
Chafed
painful from having the skin abraded, to irritate or rub
Myriad
many and varied
Admonish
scold, gently warning
Aversion
strong or fixed dislike
Indubitably
undoubtedly, Unquestionably
Expatriate
One who chooses to leave his or her native country, living outside of it
Sublime
awe-inspiring, divine
Trepidation
Fear, nervous apprehension
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