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Adulation
worship; great praise;
excessive praise or flattery
Arable
can be cultivated ("arable land")
Compendious
containing a lot in a small space/few words
Conciliatory
bringing together; ending a dispute
Dearth
shortage
Debacles
Disasters
Facile
Over-simplified
Floridity
1. floweriness in language, 2. redness
Haranguing
attacking verbally
Heterogeneity
variety; non-uniformity
EXTRANEOUS
not pertinent; irrelevant
Histrionic
melodramatic; expressing exaggerated emotion
Imperious
in a commanding manner
Inscrutable
not easy to comprehend
Insular
narrow-minded
Intemperate
not moderate; excessive
Magnanimous
generous minded; big-hearted
Opacity
lack of transparency; being opaque
Palliative
something that makes better but doesn't cure
Profundity
depth (of ideas/thought)
Redolent
smelling of (literal or metaphoric)
Robust
strong and sturdy
Solicitous
expressing care and concern
Sycophant(s)
A servile self-seeker who attempts to win favor by flattering influential people./flatterers
Viscous
thick and sticky
Ambiguous
vague
Animosity
hostility; hatred
Concord
agreement
Conflagration
big fire
Consummate
supremely good
Cursory
superficial
Dalliance
non-serious involvement; toying or playing with something
Deleterious
harmful
Disparaging
critical
Equitable
fair and equal
Eulogy
praise
Fastidious
very fussy; excessively concerned (esp. about cleanliness)
Holistic
whole; entire (Holistic viewpoint = seeing things as a whole)
Idiosyncratic
quirky; eccentric; unique to an individual
Ineffable
can’t be expressed in words
Infelicity
unsuitability; inappropriateness
Intermittent
on and off; not continuous
Judicious
fair; wise
Mercenary
seeking money above all else
Petulant
sulky; 1. Unreasonably irritable or ill-tempered; peevish.
2. Contemptuous in speech or behavior.
(fractious)
Pragmatism
practicality
Propensity
An innate inclination; a tendency
Prosaic
ordinary
Remiss
neglectful
Rhetoric
persuasive language; the ability to use language effectively.
Sedulous
thorough; eager
1.diligent in application or attention; persevering; assiduous.
2.persistently or carefully maintained: sedulous flattery.
Temporize
put off; procrastinate
Treacly
too sweet; over sentimental
Vacillated
wavered; hesitated
terse
short, to the point
chagrin
embarrassment
decrepit
worn-out
baleful
noxious, harmful; malicious
incongruous
inappropriate/incompatible
irate
very angry