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effete - having lost one's original power; barren; worn out; exhausted
execrate - curse; express abhorrence for; detest
luster - shine; gloss (of a polished surface)
replica - copy
lugubrious - mournful; sorrowful
haggle - argue about prices (in an attempt to bargain)
dogmatic - opinionated; holding stubbornly to one's opinion; arbitrary; doctrinal
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
devious - roundabout; erratic; deviating from the straight course; not straightforward; not completely honest; Ex. devious route
squeamish - easily shocked or sickened by unpleasant things; fastidious; Ex. A nurse should not be squeamish.