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pithy
short but forceful
banal
trite; hackneyed; commonplace; predictable
cantankerous
cranky; disagreeable`
polemical
antithetical; in opposition
platitude
a banal saying or remark; flat; dull; trite
captious
concerned about the trivial
conflagration
destructive; combustible
penurious
parsimonious; extremely stingy
parsimonious
frugal; stingy; niggardly
munificent
full of largess; very generous
debacle
disaster; calamity
largess
generous gift giving
disputatious
cantankerous; quick to dispute; argumentative
laconic
concise; like Hemmingway
garrulous
captious RAMBLING; loquacious;
labyrinth
complicated; like a maze
grandiloquent
speaking bombastically; pompous
jocular
joking; waggish; facetious; amusing
haughty
snobbish; arrogant
hackneyed
commonplace; stale
stolid
phlegmatic; unemotional; not easily disturbed
voluble
glib; fluent; talkative; loquacious
toady
sycophant; flatters others for self-serving reasons
ardent
intense; zealous; eager
berate
scold; rebuke
taciturn
inclined to silence
sycophant
servile; fawning; flatterer; toady
soporific
drowsy
deleterious
harmful; injurious
impugn
to cast doubt; challenge as false
servile
submissive
rhetorical
more style than substance; not requiring a response
recalcitrant
resisting authority
languor
sluggishness
rancorous
showing bitterness
lassitude
weariness; languor
quiescent
quite; still; motionless
nefarious
wicked; deceitful
pugnacious
ready to fight; combative
phlegmatice
apathetic; calm; composed; not easily excited
chary
cautious; careful; proceed gingerly
adulate
showing excessive admiration
alimentary
nutritive; connected with nutrition
abstemious
moderate and temperate in diet
autonomous
independent; self-governing
antediluvian
before the flood (Biblical); out of date; antiquated
attenuated
reduce; make less; make thinner
antidote
a remedy
antiquated
obsolete; old fashioned
ascetic
austere; leading a simple life
allusion
a reference in art, literature, history, etc.
pariah
an outcast; one who is ostracized
ephemeral
short-lived
panegyrize
eulogize
itinerant
traveling from place to place
eulogize
praise highly particularly at death
gingerly
carefully; with caution
hidebound
narrow; rigid
hedonist
one devoted to a life of pleasure
epicurean
luxurious tastes especially in food and drink
raze
demolish; tear down
avian
relating to birds
voracious
having an extreme and gluttonous appetite
gelatinous
jelly-like
virtuoso
a person of specialized skills often in music and in arts
vilify
defame; slander
glacial
slow moving; coldly ponderous
heterogeneous
different in kind; varied; mixture
homogeneous
similar in kind
sylvan
related to the woods or a forest
illusion
state of deception; false; misleading; "trickery"
surfeit
excess; overindulgent
sagacious
shrewd; wise; like a sage
relic
a surviving memorial of something past
miasma
poisonous; deathly
proximity
nearness in location
ponderous
massive
ponderable
having great weight; capable of deep study
raconteur
a good storyteller
phallic
image of male reproductive organ in mythology. art, etc; penis
querulous
full of complaints
perspicacious
keen mentally; discerning; sagacious
peripheral
on the outskirts; on the edges; superficial
peripatetic
walking or traveling about; itinerant
metaphor
a comparison between two unlike images
pithy
short but forceful
banal
trite; hackneyed; boring; commonplace
cantankerous
cranky; disagreeable
polemical
antithetical; in opposition
platitude
a banal saying or remark; flat; dull
captious
concerned about the trivial
conflagration
destructive
penurious
parsimonious; extremely stingy
parsimonious
niggardly; frugal; stingy; penurious
munificent
full of largess; very generous
debacle
disaster; calamity
largess
generous gift giving
disputatious
cantankerous; quick to dispute
laconic
concise; like Hemmingway
garrulous
loquacious; captious RAMBLING
labyrinth
complicated; like a maze
grandiloquent
speaking bombastically; pompous
jocular
waggish; facetious; amusing
haughty
snobbish; arrogant
hackneyed
commonplace; stale
stolid
plegmatic; unemotional; not easily stirred
voluble
glib; fluent; talkative; loquacious
toady
sycophant; flatters others for self-serving reasons
ardent
intense; zealous; eager
berate
scold; rebuke
taciturn
inclined to silence
sycophant
servile; fawning; flatterer
soporific
drowsy
deleterious
harmful; injurious
impugn
to cast doubt; challenge as false
servile
submissive
rhetorical
more style than substance; not requiring a response
recalcitrant
resisting authority
languor
sluggishness
rancorous
showing bitterness
lassitude
weariness; languor
quiescent
still; quiet; motionless
nefarious
wicked; deceitful
pugnacious
ready to fight; combative
phlegmatic
apathetic; calm; composed; not easily excited
chary
cautious; careful; proceed gingerly
adulate
showing excessive admiration
alimentary
nutritive; connected to nutrition
abstemious
moderate and temperate in diet
autonomous
independent; self-governing
antediluvian
before the flood (Biblical); out of date; antiquated
attenuated
reduce, make less, make thinner
antidote
a remedy
antiquated
obsolete; old-fashioned
ascetic
asutere; leading a simple life
allusion
reference in art, literature, history, etc.
pariah
outcast; one who is ostracized
ephemeral
short-lived
panegyrize
eulogize
gingerly
cautiously; carefully; with caution
hidebound
narrow; rigid
hedonist
one devoted to a life of pleasure
epicurean
luxurious tastes esp. in food or drink
itinerant
traveling from place to place
eulogize
praise highly particularly at death
raze
demolish; tear down
avian
related to birds
voracious
having an extreme and gluttonous appetite
gelatinous
jelly-like
virtuoso
a person of specialized skills often in music and arts
vilify
slander; defame
glacial
slow moving; coldly ponderous
heterogeneous
different in kind; varied; mixture
homogeneous
similar in kind
sylvan
related to the woods or a forest
illusion
state of deception; false; misleading; "trickery"
surfeit
excess; over indulgent
sagacious
wise; shrewd; like a sage
relic
a surviving memorial of something past
miasma
poisonous; deathly
proximity
nearness in location
ponderous
massive
ponderable
having great weight; capable of deep study
raconteur
a good storyteller
phallic
penis; reference to one in art, mythology; etc.
querulous
full of complaints
perspicacious
keen mentally; discerning; sagacious
peripheral
on the outskirts; on the edges; superficial
peripatetic
walking or traveling about; itinerant
metaphor
a comparison between two unlike images