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ambivalance
divided feeling. no preference
anomalous
deviating from normal
anticlimatic
disappointment when compred to previous climax
astute
keen, crafty
bravado
false sense of bravery
censure
critism
chiasmus
mirror image "AB BA" syntax
conspiratorial
to work together to perform an illegal, traitous, or evil act
contemptous
scorn or disdain
denonation
literal meaning
despondent
very depressed, deeply sad
digress
to stray from main subject
disdain
contemptous
disinterested
unbiased. impartial
dissembling
to make a false show or a fake
ellipsis
an omission
enigmatic
a puzzle
fawning
obsequious behavior (seek approval or affection)
figurative language
the use of words beyond their literal meaning
generalize
to make an assumption
graphic
vivid
idealism
the conception of thing as they could or should be
indefinite pronoun
anyone, everyone, each
litotes
understatement of the opposite
mollify
to calm or pacify
oblique
not direct
perfunctory
without care of interest
prodigiality
extravagant wastefulness
sanguine
eagerly optimistic or cheerful
sardonic
scornful, mocking
sentimentalism
excessive emotion
superfluous
extraneous, more than necessary
synthesthesia
secondary response evoked, usually sensory
wistful
melancholy yearning, longing
objective
without bias