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PARADOX
seemingly self-contradictory statement (possibly true), condition, or person
SYNONYMS: contradiction, inconsistency
ADMONISH
warn, advise, or criticize to correct a fault
SYNONYMS: scold, caution, counsel, urge, rebuke, reprove
PENITENT
feeling sorry or willing to atone or make up for a sin or wrongdoing
SYNONYMS: sorry, repentant, conscience-stricken, contrite
ACCOLADE
high praise, award, honor
SYNONYMS: acclaim, tribute,recognition, praise, laurels
NONCHALANT
casually unconcerned
SYNONYMS: unconcerned, cool, casual, easygoing, carefree, indifferent, insouciant
BANAL
ordinary, uninteresting, pointless,
SYNONYMS: commonplace, unoriginal, unimaginative, insipid
IRIDESCENT
showing rainbow-like colors
SYNONYMS: glistening, glittering, colorful, brilliant, lustrous
CAJOLE
persuade by flattery, promises, pleasant or misleading words
SYNONYMS: persuade, flatter, coax
URBANE
sophisticated, smooth, polite, polished in manner
SYNONYMS: refined, cultivated, smooth, courteous, elegant, suave
STYMIE
block, hinder, frustrate
SYNONYMS: block, hinder, frustrate, stump, confuse, baffle, perplex, bewilder, thwart
RECEDE
move backward; slope or slant backward
SECEDE
withdraw formally from membership, especially from a political or religious association
INTERCEDE
ask or plead for another; help settle a dispute or bring about an agreement between differing parties
CONCEDE
grant or admit as true or right; yield; give up
PRECEDENT
something said or done earlier that serves as an example or justification