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frivolous - lacking in seriousness; flippant; self-indulgently carefree; unworthy of serious attention; relatively unimportant; trivial
unearthly - not earthly; supernatural; weird; ghostly
rubric - title or heading (in red print); directions for religious ceremony; protocol
trifle - something of little importance or value; small amount; Ex. a trifle; V: treat without seriousness; flirt
scruple - hesitate for ethical reasons; fret about; Ex. She did not scruple to read his diary; N: uneasy feeling arising from conscience; conscience
verbiage - pompous array of words; too many unnecessary words; wordiness
progeny - children; offspring; descendants
fluted - having vertical parallel grooves (as in a pillar); V. flute: make long parallel inward curves in; N. flute: long rounded groove incised on the shaft of a column
unravel - disentangle; solve
malapropism - comic misuse of a word; CF. Mrs. Malaprop