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indissoluble - permanent; impossible to dissolve or disintegrate
contortions - twistings; distortions; V. contort: twist violently out of shape; CF. contortionist
hireling - one who serves for hire (usually used contemptuously); one who works solely for compensation; Ex. hireling politician
cognitive - having to do with knowing or perceiving related to the mental processes; N. cognition: the mental process of knowing
threadbare - worn through till the threads show; shabby and poor; hackneyed; Ex. threadbare excuses
straggle - stray or fall behind (a main group); spread out in a scattered group; Ex. straggling marathon racer; Ex. straggling branch
defeatist - resigned to defeat or failure; accepting defeat or failure as a natural outcome; N. CF. defeatism
significant - expressing a meaning; important; Ex. significant smile; N. significance: importance; meaning; V. signify: denote; mean; signal; make known; matter; be significant
ceremonious - marked by formality; extremely formal and polite; CF. ceremony: conventional social courtesy
insipid - lacking in flavor; lacking interest; dull; Ex. insipid food/character