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Rhetoric
the art or study of using language effectively or persuasively; over-elaborate language
Dogmatic
characterized by an authoritative, often arrogant, insertion of opinions or beliefs
Philippic
a verbal denunciation characterized by harsh, insulting language, a tirade
Pandemic
widespread; general
Idyllic
charming in a rustic way; naturally peaceful
Cryptic
having a hidden or ambiguous meaning
Choleric
hot tempered; quick to anger
Peccadillo
a slight or trifling sin; a minor offense
Emphatic
forcibly expressive
Logistics
the management of the details of an operation
Circumspect
cautious; heedful or situations and potential consequences
Abstract
difficult to understand; impersonal; theoretical
Defunct
dead or inactive; having ceased to exist
Succinct
brief and to the point; concise and terse
Palpable
capable of being touched or felt
Accountable
expected to answer for one’s actions; responsible, liable, answerable
Ostensible
appearing as such; offered as genuine or real
Pliable
receptive to change; easily persuaded or controlled; easily bent or twisted
Adroit
skillful; deft
Bauble
a small inexpensive trinket
Skullduggery
trickery; underhandedness
Ancillary
helping, providing assistance; subordinate
Sedentary
characterized by or requiring much sitting accustomed to little exercise
Cursory
rapid and superficial; preformed with haste and scant attention to detail
Predatory
victimizing or destroying others for one’s own gain; pillaging
Symmetry
exact correspondence or form on opposite sides of a dividing line
Tawdry
gaudy and cheap in appearance or nature
Ambulatory
of or for walking; capable or walking
Idolatry
blind or excessive devotion to something
Pecuniary
consisting of or relating to money
Panorama
An unbroken view of a wide area
Saga
A long story, often telling the history of a family
Plethora
A state of excessive fullness; superabundance
Gradient
A rate of inclination; a slope
Adherent
A follower of a leader; a supporter
Vent
a means of escape or release; an outlet; a small hole
Armament
military supplies and weapons; process of preparing for war
Presentiment
a sense that something is about to occur; a premonition
Corpulent
fat; obese
Circumvent
to surround; enclose; bypass
Atone
to make amends
Devoid
entirely without; lacking
Replete
full or supplied to the utmost; gorge
Mammoth
huge; gigantic
Baleful
threatening; hurtful; malignant; ominous
Diminution
the act or process of diminishing; reduction
Purblind
having poor vision; nearly or partly blind
Ethereal
very light; airy; delicate; heavenly
Lackadaisical
showing lack of interest; listless
Bland
lacking flavor or zest; dull
Cascade
a waterfall; anything resembling a waterfall
Palisade
a fortification of timbers set in the ground; an extended cliff
Fusillade
a rapid outburst or barrage
Parable
a simple story illustrating a moral or religious lesson
Paradigm
a pattern that serves as a model or example
Disconsolate
characterized or causing dejection
Vexation
the state of annoyance; irratation
Scanty
barely sufficient; little in amount or quantity
Exorbitant
exceeding the bounds of custom, or reason especially in amount
Predicament
an unpleasantly difficult or dangerous situation