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::: futile - useless; hopeless; ineffectual
::: allay - calm; pacify
::: papyrus - ancient paper made from stem of papyrus plant
::: propitious - favorable; auspicious; advantageous; fortunate; Ex. propitious day/sign
::: witless - lacking intelligence or wit; foolish; idiotic
::: insularity - narrow-mindedness; isolation; ADJ. insular: of an island; isolated; narrow-minded; CF. peninsula
::: expedite - hasten; make go faster
::: caucus - private meeting of a group of people in a political party to select officers or determine policy; CF. the Caucus club of Boston
::: sinecure - well-paid position with little responsibility; CF. sine cure: without care; CF. San Serif
::: alimony - payments made regularly to an ex-spouse after divorce