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loath - reluctant; unwilling; disinclined; Ex. Romeo and Juliet were both loath for him to go.
flourish - grow well; prosper; make sweeping gestures; wave; brandish; Ex. The trees flourished in the sun. N: showy movement or gesture; embellishment or ornamentation (esp. in handwriting)
oscillate - vibrate pendulumlike; waver
genteel - well-bred; elegant; striving to convey an appearance of refinement; Ex. genteel poverty
wane - decrease in size or strength (after being full); grow gradually to an end; Ex. The moon waxes and wanes every month; N.
undertaker - funeral director; one whose business is to arrange burials
stoop - bend forward and down; lower or debase oneself; fall to a lower standard of behavior by doing something; condescend; Ex. stoop to lying
anarchist - person who seeks to overturn the established government; advocate of abolishing authority
nondescript - undistinctive; ordinary; ordinary-looking; Ex. nondescript fellow in a crowd
rococo - ornate; highly decorated; N. CF. 18th century