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Week 3

1

insipid

uninteresting; unchallenging

That insipid movie was so boring and predictable.

2

listless

lacking energy

Since he is accustomed to an active lifestyle, Mark feels listless when he has nothing to do.

3

torpor

laziness; inactivity; dullness

The hot and humid day filled everyone with an activity-halting torpor.

4

alienated

removed or disassociated from (friends, family, or homeland)

Rudolf felt alienated from the other reindeer because they never let him join in their reindeer games.

5

alliance

a union of two or more groups

The two countries formed an alliance to stand against their common enemy.

6

disparity

inequality in age, rank, or degree; difference

There is a great disparity between rich and poor in many nations.

7

servile

submissive; like a servant

Cameron’s servile behavior finally ended when he decided to stand up to his older brother.

8

suppressed

subdued; kept from being circulated

The author’s book was suppressed because the dictator thought it was too critical of the regime.