Match the words in the list with the proper definitions.


ramshackle plaintive perturbed meticulously awkwardly perseverance negligible obscenities sullenly reproach rebuff sporadic stifling

1 adjective: occurring occasionally, singly, or in irregular or random instances =

2 adverb: marked by extreme or excessive care in the consideration or treatment of details =

3 noun: the action or condition or an instance of persisting in a state, enterprise, or undertaking in spite of counter-influences, opposition, or discouragement =

4 noun: an act or an instance of snubbing =

5 adverb: lacking social grace and assurance =

6 noun: a cause or occasion of blame, discredit, or disgrace =

7 noun: something (as an utterance or act) that is regarded as taboo in polite usage =

8 verb: cutting off (as the voice or breath) =

9 adjective: expressive of suffering or woe, melancholy =

10 adjective: appearing ready to collapse =

11 adverb: gloomily or resentfully silent or repressed =

12 adjective: thrown into a state of agitated confusion =

13 adjective: so small or unimportant or of so little consequence as to warrant little or no attention =

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