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::: obtuse - blunt; not sharp; stupid; slow in understanding
::: emetic - substance causing vomiting; ADJ.
::: consummate - complete; V.
::: autocratic - having absolute unchecked power; dictatorial; N. autocrat, autocracy
::: nemesis - someone seeking revenge; source of downfall or ruin; CF. Nemesis
::: stipple - paint or draw with dots or short strokes
::: perfunctory - done routinely and with little care; superficial; not thorough; lacking interest, care, or enthusiasm; Ex. perfunctory kiss
::: Machiavellian - crafty; double-dealing; of the political doctrine of Machiavelli, which holds that craft and deceit are justified in pursuing political power
::: disconsolate - hopelessly sad (at the loss of something)
::: parquet - floor made of wood strips inlaid in a mosaic like matter; CF. strip: long narrow piece