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acolyte
a servile attendant; helper
adamant
insist; unwavering
approbation
official approval; commendation
ascribe
to attribute to or refer to
austere
rigorous; difficult; severe; forbidding
bastion
a fortress or stronghold
boorish
ill-mannered; unrefined; rude
bumptious
overly self-assertive
burgeon
to begin to grow or develop, especially suddenly; bloom; sprout; thrive
cajole
to persuade by flattery or by promise; entice; taunt
cant
any special language used by a particular group, class, or profession; slang; jargon
chauvinism
unreasonable devotion to one's race, country, or sex
chimerical
imaginary; wildly fanciful; unreal; impossible
coquettish
alluring; enticing; coy
corpulence
excessive fatness; obesity
deign
to condescend; to deem another worthy or fit in accordance with one's own sense of self-worth, stature, or dignity; to grant or allow
deleterious
harmful or injurious to physical or mental health
desultory
lacking order or consistency; ramblling; disjointed; passing randomly from one thing to another
diffidence
lack of self confidence or faith in one's own ability; timidity or shyness
dint
force; power
discursive
rambling from subject to subject; digressive
dupe
a person who is easily fooled
ebullient
overflowing (bubbling over) with excitement, enthusiasm, or fervor
elysian
blissful; heavenly; delightful
emendation
improvement or correction of errors
engender
to bring about, cause, or produce
ennui
a feeling of discontent or weariness; boredom
fastidious
difficult to please; finicky
fodder
course food, especially for livestock
fulminate
to explod or erupt violently; to condemn vehemently
deign
to condescend; to deem another worthy or fit in accordance with one's own sense of self-worth, stature, or dignity; to grant or allow
deleterious
harmful or injurious to physical or mental health
desultory
lacking order or consistency; ramblling; disjointed; passing randomly from one thing to another
diffidence
lack of self confidence or faith in one's own ability; timidity or shyness
dint
force; power
discursive
rambling from subject to subject; digressive
dupe
a person who is easily fooled
ebullient
overflowing (bubbling over) with excitement, enthusiasm, or fervor
elysian
blissful; heavenly; delightful
emendation
improvement or correction of errors
engender
to bring about, cause, or produce
ennui
a feeling of discontent or weariness; boredom
fastidious
difficult to please; finicky
fodder
course food, especially for livestock
fulminate
to explod or erupt violently; to condemn vehemently