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shoddy - made of inferior material; sham; not genuine; inferior; dishonest; Ex. shoddy goods/trick
anguish - acute pain; extreme suffering
fatalism - belief that events are determined by forces or fates beyond one's control; ADJ. fatalistic; CF. fatal: causing death
aegis - shield; protection; defense
graduate - arrange into categories or grades; divide into marked intervals (for use in measurement); Ex. graduated ruler
ostensible - apparent; appearing as such; professed(pretended); pretended; Ex. ostensible purpose of the expedition
suborn - persuade to act unlawfully (especially to commit perjury); N. subornation
wreak - inflict; Ex. wreak one's vengeance on
ennui - boredom; listlessness and dissatisfaction resulting from lack of interest; CF. annoy
facetious - joking (often inappropriately); unserious; humorous