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shoddy - made of inferior material; sham; not genuine; inferior; dishonest; Ex. shoddy goods/trick
decadence - decay; fall to a lower level (of morality, civilization, or art); ADJ. decadent
subterfuge - stratagem(deceptive scheme); pretense; evasion; Ex. resort to a harmless subterfuge
benevolent - generous; charitable; having a wish to do good
teetotalism - practice of abstaining totally from alcoholic drinks; N. teetotaler;; ADJ. teetotal; CF. T + total
temporal - of time; not lasting forever; limited by time; temporary; secular; worldly
disaffected - disloyal; lacking loyality; V. disaffect: cause to lose affection or loyalty
seasonal - of a particular season; Ex. seasonal rise in employment
elastic - able to spring back into shape; quick to recover (as from disappointment); able to adapt to change; Ex. elastic plans; N: elastic material
militia - army composed of ordinary citizens rather than professional soldiers