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languid - lacking energy or vitality; weary; sluggish; listless
quintessence - purest and highest embodiment; perfect example; apotheosis; most essential element; Ex. quintessence of wit; ADJ. quintessential; CF. fifth essence
swelter - (of a person) suffer from oppressive heat; be oppressed by heat
tantamount - equivalent in effect or value; Ex. This invasion is tantamount to a declaration of war; CF. amount
inarticulate - speechless; producing indistinct speech; not articulate; not expressing oneself clearly
pejorative - (of a word or phrase) suggesting that someone is of little value; negative in connotation; having a belittling effect; Ex. Many women now considers ``housewife'' a pejorative expression, because it patronized them.
seismic - pertaining to earthquakes
languor - lack of physical or mental energy; lassitude; depression
comeback - retort; quick clever reply; return to former status
descry - catch sight of (something distant)