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meretricious - flashy; tawdry; attractive on the surface but of no real value; Ex. metericious argument/jewel; CF. prostitute
agility - nimbleness; ability to move quickly
seine - seine net; net for catching fish
dawdle - loiter; hang around; waste time doing nothing
gerrymander - change voting district lines in order to favor a political party; N. CF. Elbridge Gerry + (sala)mander
forerunner - predecessor; one that comes before and indicates the approach of another
fallow - (of land) plowed but not sowed (to improve the quality); uncultivated
solicitous - anxious; worried; concerned; eager; Ex. solicitous to do something; N. solicitude
unassuaged - unsatisfied; not soothed
nonplus - put at a loss; bring to a halt by confusion; perplex; CF. no more