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  1. Nominal
    • Adj
    • Existing in name only
  2. Banal
    • Adj
    • So lacking in originality as to be obvious and boring
  3. Torpor
    • Noun
    • A state of physical or mental inactivity; lethargy
  4. Emeritus
    • adj
    • Having retired but allowed to retain their title as an honor
  5. Indefatigable
    • Adj
    • Persisting tirelessly
  6. Puerile
    • adj
    • Childishly silly and trivial
  7. Soporific
    • adj
    • Tending to induce drowsiness or sleep
  8. Preeminence
    • adj
    • The fact of surpassing all others; superiority
  9. Fallacious
    • adj
    • Based on a mistaken belief
  10. Pejorative
    • adj
    • Expressing contempt or disapproval
  11. Altruism
    • noun
    • The belief in or practice of disinterested and selfless concern for the well-being of others
  12. Indolent
    • adj
    • Wanting to avoid activity or exertion; lazy
  13. Inimical
    • adj
    • Tending to obstruct or harm
  14. Leery
    • adj
    • Cautious or wary due to realistic suspicions
  15. Modicum
    • noun
    • A small quantity of a particular thing, esp. something considered desirable or valuable
  16. Discursive
    • adj
    • Digressing from subject to subject
  17. Lucid
    • adj
    • Expressed clearly; easy to understand
  18. Sangfroid
    • Noun
    • Composure or coolness, sometimes excessive, as shown in danger or under trying circumstances
  19. Execrable
    • adj
    • Extremely bad or unpleasant
  20. Quixotic
    • adj
    • Exceedingly idealistic; unrealistic and impractical
  21. Inalienable
    • adj
    • Unable to be taken away from or given away by the possessor
  22. Temerity/Temerarious
    • Noun
    • Excessive confidence or boldness; audacity.
    • Adj
    • Possessing excessive confidence or boldness.
  23. Maudlin
    • adj
    • Self-pityingly or tearfully sentimental, often through drunkenness
  24. Charlatan
    • noun
    • A person falsely claiming to have a special knowledge or skill; a fraud
  25. Inchoate
    • adj
    • Just begun and so not fully formed or developed; rudimentary

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