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listless - lacking in spirit or energy; languid
dissection - analysis; cutting apart in order to examine
idolatry - worship of idols; excessive admiration or devotion; ADJ. idolatrous
ethos - underlying character of a culture, group, etc.; character or ideas peculiar to a specific person, group, or culture; Ex. the company ethos
grueling - exhausting; Ex. grueling marathon race
sophist - teacher of philosophy; quibbler; employer of fallacious reasoning; N. sophism: plausible but fallacious argument
memorial - something, such as a monument or holiday, intended to honor the memory of a person or event; ADJ: commemorative
scavenge - hunt through discarded materials for usable items or food; search, especially for food; N. scavenger: one who scavenges; animal that feeds on refuse and carrion
nihilist - one who considers traditional beliefs to be groundless and existence meaningless; absolute skeptic; revolutionary terrorist; CF. nihilism: belief that nothing has meaning or value; belief that destruction of existing political or social institutions is necessary for future improvement
impenetrable - not able to be pierced or entered; beyond understanding; impossible to understand; Ex. impenetrable mystery