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moodiness - fits of depression or gloom; ADJ. moody: given to changeable moods; subject to periods of depression; gloomy CF. mood: state of mind or emotion
surrogate - substitute; person or thing used in place of another; Ex. surrogate mother; ADJ.
swell - long wave of water that moves continuously without breaking; V.
confluence - flowing together; the place where two rivers flow together; crowd; gathering together
garner - gather; store up; amass
dilatory - delaying; tending to delay
dictum - authoritative and weighty statement (made by a judge in court); saying; maxim; CF. obiter dictum: incidental, nonbinding remark (something said in passing)
unsavory - distasteful; disagreeable; morally offensive; Ex. unsavory activity/reputation
appurtenances - subordinate possessions; something added to a more important thing
gratuitous - given freely; unwarranted; uncalled for; done without good reason; Ex. gratuitous comment