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obnoxious - offensive; disagreeable; Ex. obnoxious smell
embed - (imbed) enclose; place in something; fix firmly in a surrounding mass
sloth - slow moving tree-dwelling mammal; laziness; ADJ. slothful: lazy; indolent
smattering - slight knowledge; small scattered number or amount; Ex. smattering of German
propound - put forth for consideration or analysis; set forth; Ex. propound a problem/theory
defeatist - resigned to defeat or failure; accepting defeat or failure as a natural outcome; N. CF. defeatism
inanimate - lifeless; not animate
cynical - skeptical or distrustful of human motives; N. cynicism; CF. cynic: person who believes all people are motivated by selfishness
environ - enclose; surround; N. environs: surrounding area (as of a city)
mire - entangle; stick in swampy ground; stick or sink in mire; N: bog; deep mud; Ex. sucked deeper into the mire