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subterfuge: An indirect or deceptive device or stratagem; a blind. Refers especially to war and politics.

verisimilitude: the property of seeming true, of resembling reality; resemblance to reality, realism

quiescence: dormancy.

reprobate: Rejected; cast off as worthless.

vociferous: Making or characterized by a noisy outcry; clamorous.

stuporous: having slow or confused reactions, as if in a stupor; groggy

torpor: Being inactive or stuporous.

reticent: Keeping one's thoughts and opinions to oneself; reserved or restrained.

effluence: The process of flowing out.

desiccate: to dry

soporific: Something inducing sleep, especially a drug

phantasmagoric: Characterised by rapid changes in light intensity and colour.

avocation: A calling away; a diversion.

palpable: Capable of being touched, felt or handled; touchable, tangible.

arrogate: To appropriate or lay claim to something for oneself without right.

capricious: Impulsive and unpredictable; determined by chance, impulse, or whim

dissolute: Unrestrained by morality.

penury: extreme want; poverty; destitution.

profligacy: careless wastefulness

assiduous: Hard-working, diligent or regular (in attendance or work); industrious.

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