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ennui - boredom; listlessness and dissatisfaction resulting from lack of interest; CF. annoy
encompass - surround; include; Ex. His activities encompass publishing and computers.
diurnal - daily; occurring during the daytime
recalcitrant - disobedient or resisting authority even after being punished; obstinately stubborn; determined to resist authority; unruly; Ex. recalcitrant child
philistine - narrow-minded person, uncultured and exclusively interested in material gain; uncultured person who is indifferent to artistic and cultural values; member of an ancient people in Palestine; OP. aesthete
besiege - surround with armed forces; harass (with requests); annoy continually
variegated - (esp. of a flower or leaf) many-colored
enduring - lasting; surviving; V. endure: bear (pain or suffering) for a long time; remain alive (in spite of difficulties); last; survive
beset - harass or trouble from all directions; hem in
encomiastic - praising; eulogistic; N. encomium: very high praise; eulogy