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anachronism
a person or thing that is chronologically out of place; state of being chronologically out of place.
apocryphal
of doubtful authenticity; fictitious.
salve
an adhesive substance applied to wounds or sore; a soothing influence.
anodyne
serving to alleviate pain; not likely to offend or arouse tensions.
blithe
of a happy lighthearted character; lacking consideration.
pathos
an element evoking pity or compassion; an emotion of sympathetic pity.
caveat
a warning forbiding one from certain acts or practices; an explanation to prevent misinterpretation.
ardor
extreme vigor or energy.
quixotic
foolishly impractical especially in the pursuit of ideals, marked by extravagant romantic ideas or chivalrous action.
to slake
to lessen the force of; to satisfy; to cause to heat and crumble by treatment with water.
salutary
producing a beneficial effect; promoting health.
rhetoric
the art of speaking or writing effectively; skill in effective use of speech; verbal communication.
esoteric
designed for or understood by a small group; of special or rare interest.
catholic
broad in sympathies, tastes, or interests; comprehensive.
salad days
having only what you could afford but doing so happily.
torpid
having lost motion or power of exertion; lacking in energy or vigor.
austere
stern in appearance or manner; morally strict; unadorned; giving little scope for pleasure.
apostrophe (poetic device)
the addressing of a usually absent person or personified thing.
diffident
hesitant in acting or speaking through lack of self-confidence.
guile
deceitful cunning; stratagem.
carpetbagger
a nonresident who seeks private gain from an area by meddling in its business or politics.
huckster
one who produces promotional material for commercial clients especially for radio or television; to deal in or bargain over; to promote by showmanship.