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unkempt - disheveled; uncared for in appearance; not combed; CF. comb
detain - keep waiting; prevent from leaving or going; N. detention
sloth - slow moving tree-dwelling mammal; laziness; ADJ. slothful: lazy; indolent
fanaticism - excessive zeal; extreme devotion to a belief or cause; N. fanatic; ADJ. fanatic
smattering - slight knowledge; small scattered number or amount; Ex. smattering of German
recondite - abstruse; not easily understood; profound; secret
taper - very thin candle; gradual decrease in the width of a long object; V. make or become gradually narrower toward one end
capacious - spacious
inscrutable - difficult to understand; impenetrable; not readily understood; mysterious
impinge - infringe; encroach; influence; touch; collide with; Ex. The effects are impinging on every aspect of our lives.