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acquiesce
to consent without protest
allusion
an indirect, but pointed meaningful reference
altruistic
selfless
ambiguous
susceptible to multiple interpretations; doubtful
amiable
good-natured;agreeable
anecdote
a short account of an interesting/humorous event
arbiter
one chosen/appointed to judge or decide a disputed issue
caricature
representation exaggerating the subject's distinct features/peculiarities
cliche
a trite/overused expression or idea
colloquial
informal in style of expression;conversational
compatriot
a fellow countrymen
contemporeity
occuring at the same time
digression
straying from the main subject in writing/speaking
dogma
principle, belief, or statement of idea/opinion
egotistical
conceited, boastful, selfish
embody
to make corporeal, to incarnate
enigma
an obscure speech or writing
ephemeral
short-lived
epitome
one that is representative or expressive of an entire class/type
erudite
having or showing profound knowledge
expository
statement intended to give information/explanation of difficult material
Hobbesian
of or relating to the theory of Thomas Hobbes
hyperbole
figure of speech using exaggeration for emphasis or effect
imbecility
great stupidity or foolishness
imflammable
easily ignited and capable of burning rapidly
infrahuman
less or lower than human; subhuman
inherent
an essential characteristic, a natural part or consequence
intangible
incapable of being realized or defined
jargon
specialized/technical language of a trade, profession, or similar group
lamentable
inspiring or deserving oflament or regret; pitiable