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metropolis - large city
perfunctory - done routinely and with little care; superficial; not thorough; lacking interest, care, or enthusiasm; Ex. perfunctory kiss
jostle - shove; bump; push against (someone) rather roughly; Ex. jostled by the crowds
sophisticated - worldly wise and urbane; refined; complex; N. sophistication; V. sophisticate
ethereal - like a spirit or fairy; unearthly light; heavenly; unusually refined; Ex. She has an ethereal beauty; CF. ether: upper air
reputed - supposed; Ex. reputed father of the child; V. repute: consider; N. repute: reputation; esteem
automaton - mechanism that imitates actions of humans; machine that works by itself
slake - satisfy (thirst); quench; sate
glut - overstock; fill beyond capacity (with food); fill to excess; N: oversupply
annihilate - destroy