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meretricious - flashy; tawdry; attractive on the surface but of no real value; Ex. metericious argument/jewel; CF. prostitute
disconcert - confuse; upset; embarrass; perturb
dysentery - inflammatory disorder of the lower intestinal tract
unconscionable - unscrupulous; not guided by conscience; excessive; beyond reason; Ex. unconscionable demand
contingent - dependent on something uncertain or in the future; conditional; happening by chance; accidental; N: a group of soldiers, ships to a larger force; CF. contingency: future event that may or may not occur; possibility; Ex. prepare for every contingency
runic - mysterious; set down in an ancient alphabet; N. rune: one of the letters of an alphabet used by ancient Germanic peoples (cut on stone or wood); magic charm
clapper - striker (tongue) of a bell
obelisk - tall column tapering(becoming gradually narrower toward the end) and ending in a pyramid
obligatory - binding; required; compulsory; V. oblige: constrain; make grateful; do a favor; accommodate
conspire - take part in a conspiracy; (of events) work together; combine; Ex. Events conspired to produce great difficulties.