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Meaning of shady (adjective)
disreputable; obscure; indistinct

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A shady person would not be trusted with a sensitive secret.

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Meaning of superlative (adjective)
of the highest kind or degree

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The Golden Gate Bridge is a superlative example of civil engineering.

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Meaning of dank (adjective)
damp and chilly; clammy and wet; moist

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The cellar became very dank during the winter time.

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Meaning of duplicity (noun)
deception

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She forgave his duplicity but divorced him anyway.

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Meaning of retroaction (noun)
reverse action; law which takes effect on a past date

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The retroaction of the car sent those standing behind it fleeing.
The bill's retroaction stood to save taxpayers an average of USD 500 a head.

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Meaning of disingenuous (adjective)
not frank or candid; deceivingly simple; hypercritical; false; truthful

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The director used a disingenuous remark to make his point to the student.
He always gives a quick, disingenuous response; you never get a straight answer.

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Meaning of aseptic (adjective)
germ free; uninfected

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It is necessary for an operating room to be aseptic.

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Meaning of finite (adjective)
measurable; limited; not everlasting; having limitations or bounds

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It was discovered decades ago that the universe is not finite; it has unknown limits which cannot be measured.
The finite amount of stored food will soon run out.

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Meaning of recluse (adjective)
solitary; alone

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His recluse life seems to make him happy.

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Meaning of apocalyptic (adjective)
prophetic of devastation or ultimate doom

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Science-fiction movies seem to relish apocalyptic visions.

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