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metaphorically
a figure of speech making an implicit comparison
simile
a comparison between two unlike objects using like or as
ad lib
add words with liberty
bombast
pompous, wordy in speech or writing
embellish
make beautiful by ornamentation; to add details, sometimes ficticious, to a story
farce
an absurdly ridiculous situation
florid
describing flowery or over embellished speech
hackneyed
overused, unfamiliar and trivial
impromptu
spur of the moment, unplanned
lampoon
satire ridiculing a group or individual
medley
an assortment or mixture usually of songs
mural
a painting painted directly on a wall, building, or ceiling
parody
artistic work that imitates the style of another usually with comic intent
plagiarism
using another's writing and passing it off as one's own
poignant
emotionally moving or touching
prosaic
unimaginative or dull
terse
concise; brief and to the point
debunk
epose the falseness of; to disprove
disparate
fundamentally distict or different
dubious
doubtful; unlikely to be true or authentic
feasible
possible
fluid
flows easily, elegant; graceful
incontrovertible
indisputable, not open to question
meticulous
extremely careful and precise
nascent
having recently come into existence; emerging
pragmatic
practical
punctilious
strictly attentive to detail; precise
substantiated
supported with proof or evidence; verified
arid
dry; rainless; primarily used to describe climates
idyllic
simple; carefree; peaceful
ominous
evil; an omen
serene
calm; peaceful
wane
decrease gradually; fade
allieviate
to ease pain or burden
benign
harmless; kind; gentle
deleterious
having a harmful effect; injurious
emollient
softening; soothing; less harsh or abrasive; a softening agent
brittle
easily broken; subject to pressure
febrile
relating to or characterized by fever
mollify
to calm or soothe
innocuous
harmless
pristine
pure; unspoiled; immaculate
soporific
causimg sleep or sleepiness; a drug that causes sleep
toxic
poisonous
milk
to extract money or other benefits
opulent
possing or exhibiting abundant wealth
ornate
elaborately decorated
innate
inborn; possessed at birth
sonorous
having or producing sound