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equivocal - (of words or statements) ambiguous; intentionally misleading; (of behavior) questionable; OP. unequivocal
ichthyology - study of fish; CF. ichthyo-: fish
pseudonym - pen name; fictitious name assumed by an author; ADJ. pseudonymous
irony - hidden sarcasm or satire; use of words that seem to mean the opposite of what they actually mean; use of words to convey the opposite of their literal meaning
pessimism - belief that life is basically bad or evil; gloominess; tendency to take the gloomiest possible view of a situation; ADJ. pessimistic
shuffle - mix together; jumble; move (something) from one place to another; slide (the feet) along the ground while walking; Ex. shuffle papers from one pile to another; N.
languor - lack of physical or mental energy; lassitude; depression
colloquy - informal discussion; conversation
preen - make oneself tidy in appearance; feel self-satisfaction or pride; (of a bird) smooth or clean (feathers) with the beak; Ex. preen oneself on; CF. prune
unkempt - disheveled; uncared for in appearance; not combed; CF. comb