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ostensible - apparent; appearing as such; professed(pretended); pretended; Ex. ostensible purpose of the expedition
threadbare - worn through till the threads show; shabby and poor; hackneyed; Ex. threadbare excuses
pedigree - ancestry; lineage
thwart - block or hinder; baffle; frustrate
embitter - make bitter; fill with painful or bitter feelings; make sad and angry; Ex. He was embittered by many disappointments.
profligate - wasteful (of money); dissipated; wildly immoral; dissolute; N: profligate person; N. profligacy
mire - entangle; stick in swampy ground; stick or sink in mire; N: bog; deep mud; Ex. sucked deeper into the mire
bugaboo - bugbear; object of baseless terror
codify - arrange (laws or rules) as a code; classify; N. code: system of words used instead of ordinary writing; collection of laws, rules, established social customs
phlegmatic - calm and unexcitable; not easily disturbed; CF. phlegm: sticky mucus produced in the respiratory tract