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shirk - avoid (responsibility, work, etc.); malinger
petty - trivial; unimportant; very small; small-minded; petty-minded
inured - accustomed; hardened; Ex. inured to the Alaskan cold; V. inure: make used to something undesirable; harden; CF. unfeeling
advert - refer
deign - condescend; stoop
collage - work of art put together from fragments
degenerate - become worse in quality; deteriorate; ADJ: having become worse; Ex. a degenerate species; N: depraved or corrupt person
pungent - stinging; acrid; sharp in taste or smell; (of speech or writing) caustic; N. pungency
potpourri - heterogeneous mixture; medley; mixture of dried flower petals a pot (to give a pleasant smell to a room)
emissary - agent (sent on a mission to represent another); messenger