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factitious - artificial; produced artificially; sham; false; Ex. factitious tears
quagmire - bog; marsh; soft, wet, boggy land; predicament; complex or dangerous situation from which it is difficult to free oneself
kindle - start a fire; ignite; inspire; arouse
forthcoming - happening in the near future; ready; willing to help; Ex. No answer was forthcoming.
synchronous - similarly timed; simultaneous with; occurring at the same time; V. synchronize
lubricate - apply a lubricant to; N. lubricant: substance that reduces friction
recuperate - recover; return to health; regain; Ex. recuperate losses
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
lavish - liberal; wasteful; generous or wasteful in giving or using; abundant; profuse; great; Ex. decorated lavishly; V. give in abundance
parable - short simple story teaching a moral