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imbroglio - complicated situation (as in a play); painful or complex misunderstanding (as in a play); entanglement; confused mass (as of papers); V. embroil
verbiage - pompous array of words; too many unnecessary words; wordiness
invidious - designed to create ill will or envy; tending to rouse ill will or envy; Ex. invidious comparison
embitter - make bitter; fill with painful or bitter feelings; make sad and angry; Ex. He was embittered by many disappointments.
cognitive - having to do with knowing or perceiving related to the mental processes; N. cognition: the mental process of knowing
impenetrable - not able to be pierced or entered; beyond understanding; impossible to understand; Ex. impenetrable mystery
menagerie - collection of wild animals on exhibition; zoo
shoddy - made of inferior material; sham; not genuine; inferior; dishonest; Ex. shoddy goods/trick
stampede - sudden frenzied rush (of panic-stricken animals or people); V: participate in or cause stampede; Ex. stampede before the price rises
paleontology - study of prehistoric life or fossils; CF. paleo-: ancient or prehistoric; Ex. paleography: study of ancient written documents