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trite - hackneyed; commonplace
malodorous - foul-smelling
chicanery - trickery; deception
concoct - prepare by mixing or combining; make up in concert; devise (something false) so as to deceive; Ex. concoct an elaborate excuse for being late; N. concoction
flotsam - drifting wreckage
automaton - mechanism that imitates actions of humans; machine that works by itself
degenerate - become worse in quality; deteriorate; ADJ: having become worse; Ex. a degenerate species; N: depraved or corrupt person
chaff - worthless products of an endeavor; husk(outer seed cover) separated from grain; Ex. separate the wheat from the chaff
inept - unsuited; inappropriate; lacking skill; incompetent; CF. inapt: (of statements or ideas) inappropriate
ruse - trick to deceive; stratagem