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Disparage
to belittle, to say uncomplimentary things about, usually in a somewhat indirect way
dis + par + in the garage
barage with negative things in the garage
disparate
different, incompatible, unequal
dis + par
ebullient
boiling, bubbling
eclectic
choosing the best from many sources; drawn from many sources
empirical
relying on experience or observation, not merely theoretical
endemic
native, restricted to a particular region or era, indigenous
dem
enervate
reduce the strength or energy of, especially to do so gradually
enigma
a mystery
night time
ephemeral
lasting a very short time
equivocate
to mislead by saying confusing or ambiguous things
vocalizing non- equating things
esoteric
understood by only a select few
soteriology
exacerbate
to make worse
ex - acer
exonerate
to free completely from blame
ex - honor (after the humiliation)
flout
to disregard something out of disrespect
treat something like it floats
fortuitous
accidental, occurring by chance
fortune
furtive
secretive, sly
fugitive is sly
garrulous
talkative, chatty
ruly
grandiloquent
pompous; using a lot of big, fancy words in an attempt to sound impressive
grand + loq
hackneyed
overused
jokes are not funny where the person himself is hitting himself on the knee.
hegemony
leadership, especially of one nation over another.
hug- um but it still makes no differencd
hyperbole
an exaggeration used as a figure of speech
impetuous
impulsive, extremely impatient
pet
incipient
beginning, emerging
cip
innocuous
harmless, banal
magnanimous
forgiving, unresentful
mag + anim
maverick
a nonconformist, a rebel
divulge
to disclose something secret
di-sclose something "vulgar"
elegy
a mournful poem, about the dead
e
eulogy
a speech honoring the dead
e
eulogy longer than elegy. The longer one is the speech
emollient
soothing, especially for skin
e + moll