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apathy
n. lack of feeling, emotion, or interest
maudlin
adj. sentimental to the point of tears
panegyric
n. a speech or writing of extravagant praise
compatible
adj. capable of existing together in harmony
notorious
adj. widely known (in a bad sense)
tangible
adj. real; actual
hail
v. to greet
facetious
adj. given to joking or inappropriate gaiety; said in fun
erudite
adj. having or containing a lot of specialist knowledge
extirpate
v. to root out, destroy totally
deprecate
adj. to plead or argue against a certain course of action
epicurean
n. a person devoted to luxurious living and pleasure
celestial
adj. pertaining to the sky; heavenly
abridge
v. to shorten
respite
n. temporary deferment or cessation of work or pain; a temporary delay in the execution of -a sentence
petrify
v. to paralyze with horror, fear, or surprise
cosmopolitan
n. one who is at home in all countries
obviate
v. to prevent, dispose of, or make unnecessary by appropriate actions
forensic
adj. pertaining to public discussion or law courts
jettison
v. to throw overboard (as cargo); to throw off (as a burden or something in the way )