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::: perfunctory - done routinely and with little care; superficial; not thorough; lacking interest, care, or enthusiasm; Ex. perfunctory kiss
::: flourish - grow well; prosper; make sweeping gestures; wave; brandish; Ex. The trees flourished in the sun. N: showy movement or gesture; embellishment or ornamentation (esp. in handwriting)
::: expenditure - payment or expense; expending; something expended; output; Ex. receipt for the expenditure; Ex. expenditure of all the energy
::: equipoise - balance; balancing force; equilibrium
::: impoverish - make poor; deprive of natural strength or something important; Ex. impoverished soil
::: saturnine - morose; gloomy; Ex. Do not be misled by his saturnine countenance.
::: empathy - ability to identify with another's feelings, ideas, etc.; identification with and understanding of another's feelings; V. empathize; CF. sympathy
::: recast - reconstruct (a sentence, story, statue, etc.); fashion again
::: grovel - crawl or creep on ground; remain prostrate; behave in a servile manner
::: aerie - (aery,eyrie,eyry) nest of a large bird of prey