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::: quicksilver - mercury
::: perfunctory - done routinely and with little care; superficial; not thorough; lacking interest, care, or enthusiasm; Ex. perfunctory kiss
::: adversity - great hardship or affliction; misfortune; calamitous event
::: subaltern - subordinate
::: balk - stop short, as if faced with an obstacle, and refuse to continue; foil; stop or get in the way of; frustrate
::: luxuriant - abundant; growing healthily and in large amounts; excessively ornate; rich and splendid; fertile; Ex. luxuriant forests/prose; CF. luxurious, luxuriate
::: gesticulation - motion; gesture; V. gesticulate: make gestures (while speaking)
::: crevice - crack; fissure
::: peripheral - of a periphery; marginal; outer; of minor importance; not central; Ex. peripheral nerve/interest
::: insubordination - disobedience; rebelliousness; ADJ. insubordinate