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petty - trivial; unimportant; very small; small-minded; petty-minded
compact - agreement; contract; ADJ: tightly packed; firm; brief; concise; Ex. compact statement
distort - twist out of shape; give a false account of; misrepresent; N. distortion
alias - an assumed name esp. by a criminal (usually to mislead people); ADV. alias
shambles - (place or scene of) complete disorder or ruin; wreck; mess; Ex. After the hurricane, the coast was a shambles.
impediment - hindrance; stumbling-block; speech defect preventing clear articulation; Ex. speech impediment
adapt - make or become suitable for a specific use; alter; modify; adjust; N. adaptation: act of adapting; composition recast into a new form; Ex. The play is an adaption of a short novel.
inept - unsuited; inappropriate; lacking skill; incompetent; CF. inapt: (of statements or ideas) inappropriate
pulse - rhythmical throbbing of arteries; brief sudden change in a normally constant quantity; V: pulsate
waggish - humorous; mischievous; tricky