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malfeasance - wrongdoing; misconduct (by a public official)
dissolution - disintegration; reduction to a liquid form; looseness in morals; sensual indulgence; debauchery; ADJ. dissolute: lacking in moral restraint; leading an immoral life
ravel - fall apart into tangles; entangle; unravel or untwist
pare - cut away the outer covering or skin of (with a knife); trim; Ex. pare apples/expenses
doldrums - blues; listlessness(lack of spirit or energy); slack(inactive) period; period of stagnation; ocean area near the equator where ships cannot move because there is no wind; Ex. in the doldrums
specious - seemingly reasonable but incorrect; misleading (often intentionally)
painstaking - taking pains; showing hard work; taking great care; very careful and through
boorish - rude; insensitive
prolong - lengthen; extend; draw out
ennui - boredom; listlessness and dissatisfaction resulting from lack of interest; CF. annoy