1. sarcoma

    any of various malignant tumors composed of neoplastic cells resembling embryonic connective tissue.
  2. orrery

    1. an apparatus for representing the positions, motions, and phases of the planets, satellites, etc., in the solar system.

    2. any of certain similar machines, as a planetarium
  3. flimsy

    1. without material strength or solidity: "A (...) fabric; a (...) structure".

    2. weak; inadequate; not effective or convincing: "A (...) excuse".


    1. a thin kind of paper, especially for use in making several copies at a time of an article, telegraphic dispatch, or the like, as in newspaper work.

    2. a copy of a report or dispatch on such paper.
  4. dismal

    1. causing gloom or dejection; gloomy; dreary; cheerless; melancholy: "(...) weather".

    2. characterized by ineptness or lack of skill, competence, effectiveness, imagination, or interest; pitiful: "Our team played a (...) game".

    • 3. obsolete.
    • a. disastrous; calamitous.
    • b. unlucky; sinister.


    1. Southern U.S. a tract of swampy land, usually along the coast
  5. founder
    verb (used without object)

    1. (of a ship, boat, etc.) to fill with water and sink.

    1. to become wrecked; fail utterly: "The project (...) because public support was lacking.

    verb (used with object)

    1. to cause to fill with water and sink: "Rough seas had (...) the ship in mid-ocean.
  6. obtrusive

    1. having or showing a disposition to thrust (something) forward or upon a person, especially without warrant or invitation, as by imposing oneself or one's opinions on others.
  7. alack

    an archaic or poetic word for alas
  8. effloresce
    verb (used without object)

    1. to burst into bloom; blossom.

    • 2. Chemistry.
    • a. to change either throughout or on the surface to a mealy or powdery substance upon exposure to air, as a crystalline substance through loss of water of crystallization.
    • b. to become incrusted or covered with crystals of salt or the like through evaporation or chemical change
  9. assiduous

    1. constant; unremitting: "(...) reading".

    2. constant in application or effort; working diligently at a task; persevering; industrious; attentive: "An (...) student".
  10. impinge
    verb (used without object)

    1. to make an impression; have an effect or impact (usually followed by on  or upon): "To (...) upon the imagination; social pressures that (...) upon one's daily life".

    2. to encroach; infringe (usually followed by on  or upon): "To (...) on another's rights".

    3. to strike; dash; collide (usually followed by on, upon,  or against): "Rays of light (...) on the eye".
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