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ambiguity
has more than one meaning
cliche
something overused
epigram
wise saying in a very few words
euphemism
language that disguises something bad
redundancy
repetative
non sequitur
something that does not follow
simile
comparison using the words "like" or "as"
abstemious
to obstain
chimerical*
not based on reality
facet*
aspect/ point of something
fetish*
abnormal object of worship
Machiavellian*
the ends justify the means/ do what you need to do to succeed
ochlocracy
ruled by the mob
omniscient *
all knowing
pariah
not welcomed in society
peremptory
sudden hasty,fast/ ex: fired on the spot
poignant
pitiful, pathetic
querulous
quarrelsome, wanting to fuss
specious*
false in a very subtle way
ubiquitous
omnipresent, present everywhere
unctuous
self important
vainglorious
bragging, boasting