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torpor - lethargy; sluggishness; dormancy; ADJ. torpid: lethargic; lazy; inactive; (of an animal) dormant; hibernating
subservient - behaving like a slave; servile; obsequious; subordinate; N. subservience
harbinger - forerunner (which foreshadows what is to come)
metaphor - implied comparison; CF. simile
illusory - illusive; deceptive; not real
exceptionable - objectionable; likely to cause dislike; offensive; CF. unexceptionable: entirely acceptable
cynosure - object of general attention; person or thing that is a center of attention; CF. Ursa Minor
glaze - cover with a thin and shiny surface; apply a glaze to; N: thin, smooth, shiny coating (as for pottery); Ex. unglazed pottery
alacrity - cheerful promptness without reluctance
topple - become unsteady and fall down