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amorphous

amorphous

/əˈmɔɹfəs/
adjective
having no definite form or distinct shape

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austere

austere

/ɔˈstɪɹ/
adjective
severely simple

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cadaverous

cadaverous

/kɐdˈævɚɹəs/
adjective
very thin or pale in a way that is suggestive of corpses

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ethereal

ethereal

/ɪˈθɪɹiəɫ/
adjective
characterized by lightness and insubstantiality; as impalpable or intangible as air

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heterogeneous

heterogeneous

/ˌhɛtɝəˈdʒinjəs/
adjective
consisting of elements that are not of the same kind or nature

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homogeneous

homogeneous

/ˌhoʊməˈdʒiniəs/
adjective
consisting of things or people of the same or very similar kind

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incongruous

incongruous

/ˌɪŋˈkɔŋɹuəs/
adjective
lacking in harmony or compatibility or appropriateness

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lackluster

lackluster

/ˈɫæˌkɫəstɝ/
adjective
lacking luster or shine

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opaque

opaque

/oʊˈpeɪk/
adjective
not transmitting or reflecting light or radiant energy; impenetrable to sight

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peripheral

peripheral

/pɝˈɪfɝəɫ/, /pɝˈɪfɹəɫ/
adjective
on or near an edge or constituting an outer boundary; the outer area

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pronounced

pronounced

/pɹəˈnaʊnst/
adjective
very noticeable or obvious

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sardonic

sardonic

/sɑɹˈdɑnɪk/
adjective
disdainfully or ironically humorous; scornful and mocking

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specious

specious

/ˈspiʃəs/
adjective
based on pretense; deceptively pleasing

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surreptitious

surreptitious

/ˌsɝəpˈtɪʃəs/
adjective
marked by quiet and caution and secrecy; taking pains to avoid being observed

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tenuous

tenuous

/ˈtɛnjəwəs/
adjective
having thin consistency

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turgid

turgid

/ˈtɝdʒɪd/
adjective
(of speech or writing) boringly lofty and difficult to understand

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to dovetail

to dovetail

/ˈdəvˌteɪɫ/
verb
fit together tightly, as if by means of a dovetail

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to mesmerize

to mesmerize

/ˈmɛzmɝˌaɪz/
verb
attract strongly, as if with a magnet

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disposition

disposition

/ˌdɪspəˈzɪʃən/
noun
your usual mood

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fringe

fringe

/ˈfɹɪndʒ/
noun
the outside boundary or surface of something

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goosebump

goosebump

/ɡˈuːsbʌmp/
noun
reflex erection of hairs of the skin in response to cold or emotional stress or skin irritation

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semblance

semblance

/ˈsɛmbɫəns/
noun
an outward or token appearance or form that is deliberately misleading

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verisimilitude

verisimilitude

/ˌvɛɹəsəˈmɪɫəˌtud/
noun
the appearance of truth; the quality of seeming to be true

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zenith

zenith

/ˈzinəθ/, /ˈzinɪθ/
noun
the highest point that a certain celestial body reaches, directly above an observer

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