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ennui - boredom; listlessness and dissatisfaction resulting from lack of interest; CF. annoy
winnow - sift; separate the chaff from grain by blowing; separate good parts from bad; CF. wind
droll - queer and amusing
perverse - purposely continuing to do something wrong; stubbornly wrongheaded; perverted; directed away from what is right; wicked and unacceptable; Ex. perverse satisfaction; Ex. Hannibal Lecter in a perverse mood; N. perversity
capricious - unpredictable; fickle
ancillary - serving as an aid or accessory; auxiliary; N.
transient - staying for a short time; momentary; temporary; N: one that is transient
deprecate - express disapproval of; deplore; protest against; belittle; ADJ. deprecatory
calculated - deliberately planned; likely
sidetrack - switch (a railroad car) to a siding; divert from a main issue; N. CF. siding: short section of railroad track connected by switches with a main track