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n.
1. One who attacks and seeks to overthrow traditional or popular ideas or institutions.
2. One who destroys sacred religious images.
iconoclast
n.
1. the disgrace or the reproach incurred by conduct considered outrageously shameful; infamy.
2. a cause or object of such disgrace or reproach.
Opprobrium
devoid of freshness or originality; hackneyed; trite
Banal
1. A strong uneasiness caused by a sense of guilt. See Synonyms at penitence.
2. A sting of conscience or a pang of doubt aroused by wrongdoing or the prospect of wrongdoing. See Synonyms at qualm.
compunction
1. to make or declare sacred; set apart or dedicate to the service of a deity
2. to make (something) an object of honor or veneration; hallow:
3. to devote or dedicate to some purpose:
consecrate
1. unusually advanced or mature in development, esp. mental development: a precocious child.
2. prematurely developed, as the mind, faculties, etc.
3. of or pertaining to premature development.
Precocious
1. a sudden, unpredictable change, as of one's mind or the weather.
2. a tendency to change one's mind without apparent or adequate motive; whimsicality;
caprice
–noun
1. the gradual recovery of health and strength after illness.
2. the period during which one is ________
convalescent
noun.
1. leadership or predominant influence exercised by one nation over others, as in a confederation.
2. leadership; predominance.
hegemony
noun
knowledge of things before they exist or happen; foreknowledge; foresight.
prescience
–noun
1. pretended, affected, or hypocritical religious devotion, righteousness, etc.
sanctimony
–adjective
1. disagreeing or harsh in sound; discordant.
2. out of harmony; incongruous; at variance.
dissonant
–adjective
1. wise or judicious in practical affairs; sagacious; discreet or circumspect; sober.
2. careful in providing for the future; provident:
prudent
–adjective
1. lacking courage or resolution; cowardly; faint-hearted; timid.
2. proceeding from or indicating a cowardly spirit.
pusillanimous
–verb (used with object)
1. to lessen in force or intensity, as wrath, grief, harshness, or pain; moderate.
2. to make less severe
mitigate
–noun
strong displeasure at something considered unjust, offensive, insulting, or base; righteous anger.
indignation
–adjective
1. showing irritation or ill humor by a gloomy silence or reserve.
2. persistently and silently ill-humored; morose.
3. indicative of gloomy ill humor.
4. gloomy or dismal, as weather or a sound.
5. sluggish, as a stream.
sullen
adjective
1. understood by or meant for only the select few who have special knowledge or interest
2. belonging to the select few.
3. private; secret; confidential.
esoteric
1. pretentious or conspicuous show, as of wealth or importance; display intended to impress others.
2. Archaic. the act of showing or exhibiting; display.
ostentation
1. a scolding or a long or intense verbal attack; diatribe.
2. a long, passionate, and vehement speech, esp. one delivered before a public gathering.
3. any long, pompous speech or writing of a tediously hortatory or didactic nature; sermonizing lecture or discourse.
harangue
2. a sudden, usually marked loss of bodily function due to rupture or occlusion of a blood vessel.
3. a hemorrhage into an organ cavity or tissue.
apoplexy
1. intrusive or presumptuous, as persons or their actions; insolently rude; uncivil

2. inappropriate, incongruous, or absurd.
impertinent
1. seeking victory by delay and harassment rather than by a decisive battle as in the manner, as in a ___(1) society
(1) Fabian
1. an ill-bred man, esp. one who behaves in a dishonorable or irresponsible way toward women.
cad
hatred, dislike, or distrust of humankind.
misanthropy
1. making a hypocritical show of religious devotion, piety, righteousness
sanctimonious
a person who pretends to more knowledge or skill than he or she possesses; quack.
charlatan
theories on the nature of being or reality.
metaphysics
–noun
a branch of philosophy that investigates the origin, nature, methods, and limits of human knowledge.
OR
the philosophical study of knowledge
epistemology
ephemeral
1. lasting a very short time; short-lived; transitory: the ephemeral joys of childhood.
2. lasting but one day: an ephemeral flower.
–noun
3. anything short-lived, as certain insects.
a blonde with long hair
una rubia de pelo largo
a little milk
un poco de leche