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tawdry - cheap and gaudy; Ex. tawdry jewelry
abortive - unsuccessful; fruitless
spasmodic - fitful; periodic; of or like a spasm; N. spasm: sudden involuntary muscular contraction; sudden burst of energy or emotion
thrall - slave; bondage; slavery; Ex. Her beauty held him in thrall; CF. enthrall
complementary - serving to complete something
nuptial - of marriage or the wedding ceremony; N; nuptials; wedding ceremony
quirk - sudden sharp turn or twist; startling twist; caprice; idiosyncrasy; peculiarity of behavior; Ex. by a quirk of fate
earmark - set aside (money or time) for a particular purpose
unearthly - not earthly; supernatural; weird; ghostly
meretricious - flashy; tawdry; attractive on the surface but of no real value; Ex. metericious argument/jewel; CF. prostitute