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panegyric
elaborate praise
rank
conspiciously offensive
exorbitant
excessive
trite
worn out; used too often
belligerent
eager to fight; aggressive
impervious
completly resistant to penetration; unaffected
precarious
dangerously unstable or insecure
listless
having no intrest in what is going on about one; spiritless
invective
language that abuses
tractable
easily manages or controlled
apex
the highest point
hedge
to protest against possible loss by taking compensary measures
contingent
unpredictable because dependent on chance
inebriated
drunk
lineaments
any features of the body
intemperate
lacking in moderation
bolster
to support or strengthen
malleable
able to be pounded; capable of being molded
forlorn
apearing sad because abandoned; almostwithout hope
docorum
polite behavior
baroque
fantastically over-decorated
contrite
feeling sorry for what one has done
preeminent
superior in status or fame to all others
indolent
lazy
livid
discolored; pale
panorama
a broad view
compunction
a feeling of uneasiness caused by a sence of guilt
fulsome
disgusting because excessive or insecure
irascible
easily angered
diffident
lacking self confidence
zephyr
a gentle, soft breeze
accrue
to come as a gain
nebulous
unclear; vague
dispassionate
unaffected by emotion or bias
abound
to be plentiful
sedition
the promotion of rebellion against the government
histrionic
overly dramatic; theatricle
supplicate
to request with great humility; as though by praying
chicanery
deception by trickery
autonomy
independence; self government
fickle
Characterized by erratic changeableness or instability
gale
a strong wind
altercation
a heated or noisy argument
obtuse
slow in understanding; dull
unsuperable
inpossible to overcome
recruit
to restore or renew the health or vitality of
subjective
based upon personal expierience or feeling; not from external evidence
dilettante
one who engages an are with only superficial skill; an amateur
redolent
aromatic
egalitarian
of the belief that all people should have equal rights
serendipity
unexpected gift or discovery
renege
to fail to carry out a promise
tome
a large, often scholorly book
telling
strickingly effective
office
a duty or function assigned to someone
elegy
a poem that mourns the death
salubrious
favorable to good health
taciturn
almost always silent
repartee
a quick, witty reply
stoic
apparently indifferent to joy, greif, plesure, or pain
inchoate
an early stage of development
celerity
speed in motion;swiftness
salacious
lustful; obscene
turpitude
immoral behavior
espouse
to give loyalty or support to
paucity
smallness in number
cavil
to argue in a petty fashion
incendiary
causing or capable of causing fire
mores
accepted rules of behavior
gibe
to ridicule
maudlin
excessivly sentimental
fastidious
not easy to please; very criticle or discriminating
penuary
lack of money
excoriate
to denounce sharply
founder
to sink below the water