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encomium
(n) a formal expression of praise; a lavish tribute
coherent
(adj) holding or sticking together; making a logical whole; comprehensible; meaningful
belabor
(v) to work excessively; to thrash soundly
eschew
(adj) to avoid; shun; keep away from
acquisitive
(adj) ab;e to retain ideas or information concerned with acquiring wealth or property
emulate
(v) to irritate with the intent of equaling or surpassing the model
arrogate
(v) to claim or take without right
banal
(adj) hackneyed; trite; commomplace
excoriation
(n) a strong denunciation; the act of state of stripping or wearing off the skin
congeal
(v) to change from liquid to solid; thicken; to make inflexible or rigid
carping
(adj) tending to find fault, especially in a petty, nasty, or hairsplitting way
(n) petty, nagging criticism
substantiate
(v) to establish by evidence; prove; to give concrete or substantial form to
temporize
(v) to stall or act evasively in order to gain time, avoid a confrontation, or postpone a decision; to compromise
largesse
(n) generosity in givin; lavish or bountiful contributions
tenable
(adj) capable of being held or defended
insatiable
(adj) so great or demanding that it cannot be satisfied
reconnaissance
(n) a survey made for military purposes; any kind of preliminary inspection or examination
germane
(adj) relevant; appropriate; apropos
ramify
(v) to divide and spread out like branches to seperate into divisions
intransigent
(adj) refusing to compromise; irreconcilable
taciturn
(adj) habitually silent or quiet; inclined to talk very little
invidious
(adj) offensive; hateful; tending to cause bitterness and resentment