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shoddy - made of inferior material; sham; not genuine; inferior; dishonest; Ex. shoddy goods/trick
tautological - needlessly repetitious; Ex. ``It was visible to the eye''; N. tautology: needless repetition of the same sense; statement that is always true
elucidate - explain; make clear; clarify; enlighten; CF. lucid
haggard - wasted away; gaunt; Ex. haggard faces of the rescued miners
discount - disregard; regard (a story or news) as unimportant; deduct from a cost
collate - examine and compare in order to verify authenticity; arrange in order (the sheets of a book before they are bound)
inquisitive - eager for knowledge; unduly curious
lumen - unit of light energy (one candle's worth)
nomenclature - terminology(system of specialized words); system of names or naming things
bulge - protruding part; swelling of a surface; Ex. The apple made a bulge in his pocket; V: swell outward; protrude