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ponderous - having great weight; weighty; unwieldy; lacking lightness; dull; Ex. ponderous body/style of writing
trenchant - cutting; incisive; keen
libidinous - lustful
forensic - suitable to debate or courts of law; of or used in legal proceedings and the tracking of criminals; Ex. forensic science/medicine
tessellated - mosaic; inlaid; Ex. tessellated pattern
repulse - reject with rudeness or coldness (an offer or friendship); drive back (an enemy attack); CF. repulse $\neq$ cause repulsion
stipulate - state as a necessary condition (of an agreement); make express conditions; specify; Ex. He stipulated payment in advance
sallow - (of the skin) yellowish and unhealthy-looking; sickly in color; Ex. sallow complexion due to jaundice
portend - foretell; presage; be a sign or warning of; N. portent: sign; omen; forewarning
vernacular - living language (as compared to the official language); language spoken in a country or region; natural style; Ex. lapse into the vernacular