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::: appropriate - acquire; take possession of for one's own use without permission; set aside for a particular purpose; allocate; CF. misappropriate
::: ineffectual - not effective; not having a desired effect; weak
::: laggard - slow; sluggish; N: one who lags; straggler
::: squalor - condition of being squalid; filth; degradation; dirty neglected state; ADJ. squalid: dirty; sordid; morally repulsive; Ex. squalid story
::: inflated - exaggerated; pompous; enlarged (with air or gas)
::: quisling - traitor who aids invaders; CF. Vidkun Quisling
::: dolorous - sorrowful; N. dolor
::: bate - let down; lessen the force of; moderate; restrain; Ex. with bated breath; CF. abate
::: credential - evidence concerning one's authority; written proof of a person's position; Ex. The new ambassador presented his credentials to the court.
::: cataclysm - deluge; upheaval; earthquake; violent and sudden event or change