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unwieldy - awkward (to carry or move); cumbersome; unmanageable
penitent - repentant; N.
incredulous - withholding belief; skeptical; showing disbelief
paraphernalia - equipment; odds and ends used in a particular activity; personal belongings; Ex. photographic paraphernalia; CF. married woman's property exclusive of her dowry
unctuous - oily; bland; insincerely suave
nirvana - in Buddhist teachings, the ideal state in which the individual loses himself in the attainment of an impersonal beatitude
contention - assertion; claim; thesis; struggling; competition
inveterate - deep-rooted; habitual; CF. grow old
repose - resting; state of being at rest; calmness; V: lie at rest; relax; put or place; Ex. repose our hopes in a single man
encipher - encode; convert a message into code; put into cipher