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Acquiesce
Def.- to submit or comply silently or without protest
Sentence- Diana acquiesced to her parents' wishes.
Synonyms- agree, consent
Bombast
Def.- speech too pompous for an occasion
Sentence- His bombast language made me feel uncomfortable.
Synonyms- pride, pretension
Curtail
Def.- to cut short; cut off a part of
Sentence- The amount of soda drinking in school should be curtailed.
Synonyms- reduce, diminish
Epicure
Def.- a person who cultivates a refined taste, especially in food and wine.
Sentence- His epicure was appropriate for the occasion.
Synonyms- connoisseur, specialist
Heed
Def.- to give careful attention to
Sentence- He did not heed the warning.
Synonyms- observe, consider
Lampoon
Def.- a sharp, often virulent satire directed against an individual or institution
Sentence- Many Americans lampoon important leaders in the government.
Synonyms- ridicule, satire
Oblivious
Def.- without remembrance or memory
Sentence- Some people are completely oblivious while driving.
Synonyms- forgetful, unaware
Podium
Def.- a small platform for the conductor of an orchestra, for a public speaker, etc.
Sentence- The podium was too high for the short speaker.
Synonyms- scaffold, pulpit
Resonant
Def.- resounding or echoing, as sounds
Sentence- There was a resonant thundering of cannons being fired.
Synonyms- echoing, booming
Tenuous
Def.- thin or slender in form, as a thread.
Sentence- During the argument I held a tenuous position.
Synonyms- insignificant, flimsy
Accolade
Def.- any award, honor, or laudatory notice
Sentence- Proper accolade was in order for such an accomplishment.
Synonyms- aprroval, recognition
Bolster
Def.- a long, often cylindrical, cushion or pillow for a bed, sofa, etc.
Sentence- The bolster came in a set with the rest of my bed pillows.
Synonyms- cushion, support
Cryptic
Def.- mysterious in meaning
Sentence- There was a cryptic message on my mirror.
Synonyms- enigmatic, perplexing
Ephemeral
Def.- lasting a very short time; short-lived
Sentence- The ephemeral joys of childhood should not be taken for granted.
Synonyms- momentary, brief
Hedonist
Def.- a person whose life is devoted to the pursuit of pleasure and self-gratification
Sentence- My mother was a hedonist and I was never important to her.