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  • imperious

    domineering in a haughty manner, dictatorial, overbearing

    patronizing

    displaying or indicative of an offensively condescending manner

    convoluted

    twisted, coiled; complicated, intricately involved

    cryptic

    mysterious in meaning, puzzling, ambiguous

    futile

    ineffective, useless, not successful

    impede

    to obstruct or hinder

    obscure

    ambiguous, vague, uncertain, not clear or plain

    quandary

    state of perplexity or uncertainty, a dilemma

    indolent

    slothful, lazy, (inactive or relatively benign)

    insipid

    without distinctive, interesting, or stimulating qualities; vapid

    listless

    having or showing little or no interest in anything, indifferent

    torpor

    sluggish inactivity or inertia, lethargic indifference, dormacy

    alienated

    turned away, diverted; made indifferent or hostile

    alliance

    a merging of efforts or interests

    disparity

    inequality, difference

    servile

    slavishly submissive

    suppressed

    kept in or repressed

    embellish

    to enhance with fictitious additions, ornament, adorn

    florid

    floewry, excessively ornate, showy

    opulent

    wealthy, rich, or affluent

    ornate

    elaborately adorned, often ecessively or showily so

    ostentatious

    characterized by or given to pretentious or cospicuous show to impress others

    poignant

    affecting or moving the emotions, pugnent

    ebullience

    high spirits, exhilaration, exuberance

    effusive

    unduly demonstrative, lacking reserve

    egregious

    extraordinary in some bad way, flagrant, glaring

    flagrant

    shockingly noticeable or evident, obvious, glaring

    frenetic

    frantic, frenzied

    gratuitous

    free, voluntary, without cause/reason/justification

    superfluous

    extra, unnecessary

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