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From Strange Angels by Lili St. Crow
Desultory: p. 151 " Tiny little dots of snow drifted down one at a time, the alley only getting a desultory sprinkling."
Origin: 1575-85, Latin de- + salire 'to leap'
From Stargazer by Claudia Gray
Groused: p. 144 "'There's nothing to do in Riverton', Raquel groused as I linked my arm in hers and drew her toward the waiting bus."
To grumble, complain
Origin: 1850-55, Perhaps from French dialectal groucer, from Old French grouchier