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cursory - casual; hastily done with little attention to detail
nadir - lowest point; point on the celestial sphere diametrically opposite the zenith
orientation - act of finding oneself in society; orienting
curtail - shorten; reduce
ecstasy - rapture; very strong feeling of joy and happiness; any overpowering emotion; ADJ. ecstatic: causing or experiencing ecstasy
conciliatory - reconciling; soothing; V. conciliate: reconcile; soothe; win the friendly feelings (by removing anger)
obsequious - slavishly attentive; servile; full of servile compliance; sycophantic
codify - arrange (laws or rules) as a code; classify; N. code: system of words used instead of ordinary writing; collection of laws, rules, established social customs
efficacy - power to produce desired effect; ADJ. efficacious: effectual
cynical - skeptical or distrustful of human motives; N. cynicism; CF. cynic: person who believes all people are motivated by selfishness