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stodgy - dull; stuffy; boringly conservative; Ex. stodgy book
submissive - willing to obey orders; yielding; timid
palimpsest - parchment or piece of writing material used for second time after original writing has been erased
pliable - flexible; easily influenced; yielding; adaptable
mock - ridicule; deride; imitate often in derision
pedant - scholar who overemphasizes book learning, trivial details of learning, or technicalities
gestate - evolve as in prenatal growth; N. gestation: period of development from conception until birth
conciliatory - reconciling; soothing; V. conciliate: reconcile; soothe; win the friendly feelings (by removing anger)
malfeasance - wrongdoing; misconduct (by a public official)
thrall - slave; bondage; slavery; Ex. Her beauty held him in thrall; CF. enthrall