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perfunctory - done routinely and with little care; superficial; not thorough; lacking interest, care, or enthusiasm; Ex. perfunctory kiss
venerable - deserving high respect; commanding respect; CF. command: deserve and get
profligate - wasteful (of money); dissipated; wildly immoral; dissolute; N: profligate person; N. profligacy
provenance - place of origin; origin or source of something; Ex. Gunpowder is of Chinese provenance; CF. come
malodorous - foul-smelling
vying - contending; CF. vie
legislature - legislating branch of government; CF. legislate: make laws
ardor - heat; passion; zeal; ADJ. ardent
allay - calm; pacify
divest - strip (as of clothes); deprive (as of rights); dispossess; N. divestiture(divestment)