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derivative - unoriginal; obtained from another source; Ex. derivative prose style; N.
laborious - demanding much work or care; tedious
seedy - run-down; decrepit; disreputable; having many seeds; Ex. seedy downtown hotel
protract - prolong; lengthen in time; draw out
garbled - mixed up; jumbled; distorted; V. garble: mix up or distort (a message) to such an extent as to make misleading or unintelligible
invocation - prayer for help (used in invoking); calling upon as a reference or support; act of invoking
parry - ward off a blow; deflect; Ex. He parried the unwelcome question very skillfully; N. CF.
detraction - slandering; aspersion; detracting; CF. detractor
fancied - imagined; unreal
truculence - aggressiveness; ferocity; ADJ. truculent: aggressive; pugnacious; fierce