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epithet - word or phrase characteristically used to describe a person or thing; descriptive phrase to characterize a person (often contemptous)
jaundiced - yellowed; prejudiced (envious, hostile, or resentful) from long and disappointing experience of human affairs; Ex. with a jaundiced eye
insipid - lacking in flavor; lacking interest; dull; Ex. insipid food/character
paleontology - study of prehistoric life or fossils; CF. paleo-: ancient or prehistoric; Ex. paleography: study of ancient written documents
suffuse - spread through or over (with a color or liquid); charge; Ex. A blush suffused her cheeks.
pestilential - (pestilent) causing plague; tending to cause death; baneful; N. pestilence: fatal epidemic disease (esp. bubonic plague)
transient - staying for a short time; momentary; temporary; N: one that is transient
significant - expressing a meaning; important; Ex. significant smile; N. significance: importance; meaning; V. signify: denote; mean; signal; make known; matter; be significant
pungent - stinging; acrid; sharp in taste or smell; (of speech or writing) caustic; N. pungency
dummy - imitation of a real object used as a substitute; effigy