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surmise
v. estimate, guess
veneer
1. thin surface layer (of wood) 2. something that hides something underneath it
reticence
n. the quality of habitually keeping silent or being reserved in utterance
seclusion
1. state of being away from society 2. solitude
indiscriminate
1. not involving careful thought or choice, unselective 2. promiscuous
wry
crooked, bent humour (especially in a bad situation)
tutelage
education, training or guardianship
specious
1. seemingly plausible but wrong 2. deceptively attractive in appearance
subtle
adj. so slight as to be difficult to detect; difficult to understand; clever
incongruous
adj. inconsistent, inappropriate, out of character
stultifying
abating enthusiasm and initiative; preventing innovations esp. through a restrictive, dull system
convalesce
v. get better after a disease or injury
stagnant
adj. not flowing: said of water, as in a pool
tyro
beginner; neophyte
sybarite
n. one dedicated to a life of pleasure; hedonist
torrid
1. unpleasantly hot 2. passionate
vernal
adj. relating to or happening in the spring
plausible
adj. seeming likely to be true, though open to doubt
incite
v. rouse to a particular action
intricate
adj. involved, complex, having many interrelated parts, detailed thus difficult to solve, produce...
skeptic
n. one who doubts any statements
surrogate
n. one who takes the place or responsibilities of another
surfeit
n. an amount that is too large
procrastinate
v. put off intentionally the doing of something that should be done
supercilious
adj. arrogant, snobbish
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