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ennui - boredom; listlessness and dissatisfaction resulting from lack of interest; CF. annoy
augury - omen; prophecy; sign of coming events; V. augur: predict; foretell; be a sign of (something in future)
parasite - animal or plant living on another; toady; sycophant; CF. para-: beside
verisimilitude - appearance of truth; quality of appearing to be true or real; likelihood; Ex. verisimilitude of her performance as Lady Macbeth
lewd - lustful
cacophonous - discordant; inharmonious; N. cacophony: unpleasant mixture of loud sounds
emblazon - ornament richly (a shield or flag); N. emblazonment
terrestrial - on or relating to the earth
vitiate - spoil the effect of; make inoperative; corrupt morally
threadbare - worn through till the threads show; shabby and poor; hackneyed; Ex. threadbare excuses