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nihilist - one who considers traditional beliefs to be groundless and existence meaningless; absolute skeptic; revolutionary terrorist; CF. nihilism: belief that nothing has meaning or value; belief that destruction of existing political or social institutions is necessary for future improvement
sultry - (of weather) hot; sweltering; sensual; voluptuous
mobile - movable; not fixed; N. mobility
spruce - neat and trim in appearance; smart; Ex. Be spruce for your job interview; V.
unrequited - not requited; not reciprocated; Ex. unrequited love
forbearance - patience; forgiveness; V. forbear: refrain from (in a generous and forgiving way); be patient; Ex. forbear to send him to prison
disarray - state of disorder; a disorderly or untidy state; Ex. with her clothes in disarray
mishap - unfortunate accident
exorbitant - (of costs or demands) excessive; exceeding reasonable bounds
censor - (in ancient Rome) overseer of morals (also taking the census); person who eliminates inappropriate matter; V.