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actuate - motivate; activate; cause to act
dispirited - lacking in spirit
vapid - lacking liveliness; dull and unimaginative; insipid and flavorless; Ex. vapid lecture
reciprocal - mutual; given and received in return; exchangeable; interacting; Ex. reciprocal trade agreement
ceremonious - marked by formality; extremely formal and polite; CF. ceremony: conventional social courtesy
foreshadow - give an indication beforehand; be a sign of (what is coming); portend; prefigure
embryonic - undeveloped; rudimentary; N. embryo: organism in the early stage of development
woeful - sad; (of something bad) deplorable; deplorably bad; Ex. woeful housing conditions
prepossessing - attractive; CF. preoccupying ?
inchoate - (of desire, wish, plan) recently begun; not explicit; at the beginning of development; rudimentary; elementary; Ex. inchoate mass