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15 terms

Vocabulary 6

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skulk
to move about stealthily; to lie in hiding
specious
deceptive, apparently good or valid but lacking real merit
sporadic
occurring at irregular intervals, having no set plan or order
spurious
not genuine, not true, not valid
staid
serious and dignified; quiet or subdued in character or conduct
stanch
to stop the flow of something
strident
loud and shrill or grating
suffuse
to spread through or over
talisman
an object that serves as a charm or is believed to confer magical powers
torpor
extreme mental and physical sluggishness
ubiquitous
Being or seeming to be everywhere at the same time; omnipresent
usurp
seize and take control without authority and possibly with force
vaccuous
without contents, empty; lacking ideas or intellect
venal
capable of being bribed or corrupted
wan
unnaturally pale or sickly looking, lacking vitality; dim, faint; weak, ineffectual