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inert - inactive; lacking power to move; unable to move or act; Ex. chemically inert; N. inertia: state of being inert; force which keeps a thing in the position or state
inveigh - denounce; utter censure or invective; Ex. inveigh against the evils of drink
taper - very thin candle; gradual decrease in the width of a long object; V. make or become gradually narrower toward one end
sovereignty - complete independence and self-government (of a country); supremacy of authority; power to govern
dissemble - disguise; hide the real nature of; pretend
sybarite - lover of luxury; person devoted to pleasure and luxury; CF. Sybaris: an ancient Greek city in Italy
opportunist - individual who sacrifices principles for expediency by taking advantage of circumstances; N. opportunism
respiration - breathing; exhalation; ADJ. respiratory
fresco - painting on wet plaster (usually fresh)
overturn - turn over; capsize; topple