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abate
to lesson in intensity or degree
aberrant
deviating from the norm
ab + err
abscond
to depart, steal away and hide
ab + scond
accolade
an expression of praise
ac + col
celebration with kolaid
acerbic
having a sour or bitter taste of character
acumen
quick, keen, or accurate knowledge of insight
Jesus' acute knowledge of men
adulation
excessive praise
aggrandize
to increase in intensity, power, or prestige
person is intense in power and prestige, to climb the corporate ladder.
alacrity
eager and enthusiastic willingness
al (a totally special and other) + critical interest
amalgamate
to combine several elements into a whole
malg
amalgamate the aggregate
ameliorate
to make better or more tolerable
am = love
mel = to make mellow
to make more mellow and friendly
positive, opposite emphasis of assuage
anachronism
something or someone out of place in terms of its historical or chronological context
anomaly
deviation from the normal order, form, or rule
approbation
an expression of approval or praise
a (not)
prob (test/prove)
assuage
to ease or lesson, to appease or pacify
sua;
negative;
opposite emphasis as ameliorate
austere
without adornment, bare, severly simple
us = use
avarice
greed, especially for wealth
lots of rice
aver
to state as a fact; to confirm or support
ver
axiom/axiomatic
a universally recognized principle, taken as a given
axis of the world
universal principle driven down the north pole
bombast
self-evident or pompous writing or speech
imagine bomb going off when the speech is made
bomb - like<br />
bombast rhymes with pompous
bucolic
rustic and pastoral
playing the bugle in the great outdoors
burgeon
to grow rapidly, to flourish
burgers growing on trees
cacophony
harsh, jarring, discordant sound
canon
an established set of principles or rules
canonical
following or in agreement with orthodox requirements
capricious
inclined to change one's mind impulsively; erratic; unpredictable
cap = mind
prickly minded
castigation
severe criticism or punishment
cast him away after scolding and punishing him
censure
to criticize severely, to officially rebuke
like in a census
chary
wary; cautious
chary rhymes with wary
chicanery
trickery or subterfuge
trick-canery