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sluggish - lazy; slow; inactive; lethargic; CF. slug: nail with no shell
perversion - corruption; turning from right to wrong
impromptu - without previous preparation; off the cuff(end of a sleeve); on the spur of the moment
vitriolic - causing sharp pain to the mind; caustic; corrosive; sarcastic; of vitriol; N. vitriol: sulphuric acid (which burns flesh deeply); bitterly abusive expression; caustic expression; CF. glass
forestall - prevent by taking action in advance
stoop - bend forward and down; lower or debase oneself; fall to a lower standard of behavior by doing something; condescend; Ex. stoop to lying
unassuaged - unsatisfied; not soothed
woeful - sad; (of something bad) deplorable; deplorably bad; Ex. woeful housing conditions
perfunctory - done routinely and with little care; superficial; not thorough; lacking interest, care, or enthusiasm; Ex. perfunctory kiss
retentive - holding; able to retain things (esp. facts in the mind); having a good memory