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meretricious - flashy; tawdry; attractive on the surface but of no real value; Ex. metericious argument/jewel; CF. prostitute
hackles - hairs on back and neck, especially of a dog; Ex. make someone's hackles rise
increment - increase
pretentious - ostentatious; showy; pompous; making unjustified claims; overambitious; Ex. pretentious films that claim to be art
cornucopia - horn (or horn-shaped container) overflowing with fruit and grain; symbol of abundance; horn of plenty
draft - first rough form; conscription; draught; V: make a draft of; conscript
nemesis - someone seeking revenge; source of downfall or ruin; CF. Nemesis
peroration - conclusion of an oration; perorating; V. perorate: conclude a speech; speak at great length
indeterminate - uncertain; not clearly fixed; indefinite
luxuriate - take pleasure in great comfort