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civil - having to do with citizens; not military or religious; courteous and polite; Ex. married in a civil ceremony; Ex. civil strife/disorder/law; N. civility; CF. civic
stolid - dull; impassive; showing little emotion when strong feelings are expected
callus - area of thick hard skin
jaded - tired or uninterested by surfeit; fatigued; surfeited; worn out; wearied; Ex. jaded appetite
paraphernalia - equipment; odds and ends used in a particular activity; personal belongings; Ex. photographic paraphernalia; CF. married woman's property exclusive of her dowry
truncate - cut the top off; shorten
decrepit - weak and in bad condition from old age or hard use; Ex. decrepit old chair/man
felicitous - (of a word or remark) apt; suitably expressed; well chosen
distrait - absentminded; distracted
embezzlement - taking for one's own use in violation of trust; stealing (of money placed in one's care)