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pejorative
pih-JOR-uh-tiv; adj.; (1) tending to make or become worse. (2) tending to disparage or belittle. (3) n. a belittling or disparaging word or expression.
tetchy
TECH-ee; adj.; peevish, testy, irritable
erudite
AIR-yuh-dyt; adj.; characterized by extensive reading or knowledge, learned.
fanfaronade
fan-fair-uh-NAYD; n.; fanfare, swaggering, empty boasting
staid
STAYD; adj.; steady or sedate in character, sober, composed, regular, not wild, volatile, or fanciful.
commodious
kuh-MOH-dee-us; adj.; spacious, roomy
improvident
im-PROV-uh-duhnt; adj.; lacking foresight or forethought, not forseeing or providing for the future, negligent or thoughtless.
cataract
KAT-uh-rakt; n.; (1) a large waterfall (2) a downpour, a flood (3) a clouding or opacity of the lens or capsule of the eye, which obstructs the passage of light.
militate
MIL-ih-tayt; int. v.; to have force or influence; PROCEED WITH "AGAINST"
solace
SOL-is; n.; (1) comfort in a time of grief, alleviation of grief or anxiety (2) that which relieves in distress, that which cheers or consoles, a source of relief --- tr. v.; (1) to comfort or cheer in grief or affliction, to console; (2) to allay, to soothe, as "to solace grief."
ostensible
ah-STEN-suh-bul; adj.; represented or appearing to be true, but necessarily so.
fulsome
FUL-sum; adj.; (1) offensive to the taste or sensibilities. (2) insincere or excessively lavish, esp. offensive from excess of praise.
aesthete
ES-theet; n.; one having or affecting great sensitivity to beauty, as in art or nature.
swan song
SWAHN-SONG; n.; a final or farewell appearance, action, or pronouncement
recalcitrant
rih-KAL-sih-truhnt; adj.; stubbornly resistant to and defiant of authority or restraint
indomitable
in-DOM-ih-tuh-buhl; adj.; incapable of being subdued or overcome; unconquerable