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aggrandize
to make something seem greater
exorbitance
conditions of exceeding proper limits
grandiose
characterized by affected grandeur
hyperbole
an exaggerated statement
intemperate
not temperate
obsess
to preoccupy the mind excessively
opulence
the state of displaying great wealth
profligate
recklessly wasteful or extravagant
satiate
to gratify to excess
superfluous
beyond what is sufficient
affinity
natural attraction
animosity
active hatred
antipathy
a strong feeling of dislike or distaste
ardent
marked by warmth of emotion or desire
contemptable
deserving of dislike or disrespect
disdain
to consider or reject as unworthy
enamored
inspired with love; charmed; captivated
estrange
to destroy the affection of
penchant
a definite and habitual liking
repugnance
a feeling of strong dislike or distaste
antecedent
someone or something hat precedes or goes before
ensue
to follow as consequence or result
ephemeral
lasting a very brief time
imminent
about to occur
interim
a period of time between two events or periods of time
interminable
lasting or seeming to last forever
perennial
lasting an indefinately long time
precipitate
acting or done hastily or impulsively, without proper consideration
provisional
provided for the time being
retrospective
looking back on or directed toward the past
capitulate
to surrender under specified conditions
condescend
to agree to do something one regards as below one's rank or dignity
deference
courteous respect
grovel
to behave in a demeaning or self-abasing manner
lackey
a follower who behaves in the manner of a servant
predominate
to have greater authority, power, or influence
slavish
characteristic of a slave
subjunction
the act of bringing under rule or dominion
supercilious
proudly scornful
sycophant
one who seeks favor or advancement through flattering important people