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Noun
A should of welcome; an overwhelming verbal vote of approval
Syn: ovation, cheering, plaudits
Acclamation
Adj
Characteristic of the countryside, rural; relating to shepherds and cowherds
Syn: rustic
Ant: urban, metropolitan
Bucolic
Verb
To slander; to accuse falsely and maliciously
Syn: defame, libel
Ant: flatter, whitewash, praise
Calumniate
Adj
Extremely cautious, hesitant, or slow; reserved diffident
Syn: wary, skittish
Ant- heedless, reckless, incautious
Chary
Noun
Secret agreement or cooperation
Syn: conspiracy, plot, connivance, cahoots
Collusion
Noun
A dabbler in the arts; one who engages in an activity in air amateurish, trifling way; adj superficial
Syn- amateur, trifler
Ant: professional
Dilettante
Adj
Not easily excited; emotionally steady
Syn- unflappable, unexcitable, serene, unruffled
Ant- excitable
Imperturbable
Noun
An enlargement, increase, addition
Syn: accretion, gain
Ant- loss, reduction, decrease
Increment
Noun
An authoritative command, formal order, authorization
Verb
To issue such an order
Syn- directive
Ant- forbid, ban, outlaw
Mandate
Adj
Trifling, insignificant; mean, despicable; inferior, trashy
Syn: measly, meager, piddling, trivial
Ant- gigantic, immense, colossal
Paltry
Noun
A sudden outburst; a spasm, convulsion
Syn- fit, seizure
Paroxysm
Noun
A pretentious display of knowledge overly rigid attention to rules and details
Syn: nit-picking hairsplitting, pettifoggery
Pedantry
Noun the act of traveling; an excursion, especially on foot or to a foreign country
Syn: journey, wandering, odyssey
Peregrination
Adj
Fragrant, smelling strongly; tending to arouse memories or create an aura
Syn: evocative, reminiscent, aromatic
Ant- unevocative, odorless
Redolent
Adjective
Shining, radiant, resplendent
Syn: luminous, splendid
Ant: dim, dark, obscure, dingy, dull, murky
Refulgent
Noun
A word or expression, or custom that distinguishes a particular group of persons from others; a commonplace saying or truism
Syn: catchphrase, password, slogan
Shibboleth
Noun
A beginner, novice; one with little or no background or skill
Syn- neophyte
Ant- veteran, past master, expert
Tyro
Adj
Not stopping, maintained steadily, never letting up, relentless
Syn constant, incessant, unrelenting
Ant- desultory, intermittent
Unremitting
Verb
To swing indecisively from one diea or course of action to another; to waver weakly in mind or will
Syn: seesaw, fluctuate, oscillate
Ant- persevere
Vacillate
Adj
Harshly abusive, severely scolding
Syn: abusive, scurrilous, insulting
Ant- complimentary, laudatory, flattering
Vituperative