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::: stagnant - (of water) not flowing (often bad-smelling); motionless; stale; not developing; inactive; dull; Ex. stagnant industrial output
::: hapless - unfortunate; luckless
::: mealymouthed - indirect in speech (when something unpleasant must be said); hypocritical; evasive
::: scruple - hesitate for ethical reasons; fret about; Ex. She did not scruple to read his diary; N: uneasy feeling arising from conscience; conscience
::: pharisee - Pharisee: member of an ancient Jewish group that emphasized strict observance of the Mosaic law (considering themselves very holy); hypocritical self-righteous person
::: physiognomy - face (as showing the character and the mind); art of judging human character from facial features
::: stanch - stop or check flow of blood; Ex. stanch the gushing wound
::: optimum - most favorable; optimal; N: most favorable condition
::: dire - warning of disaster; disastrous; (of needs and dangers) very great; urgent; Ex. dire prediction/need of food
::: predispose - give an inclination toward (in advance); make susceptible to; Ex. predispose people to certain cancer; N. predisposition