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banal
commonplace or trite (n: banality)

adj
barefaced
unconcealed, shameless, or brazen

adj
blandishment
speech or action intended to coax someone into doing something

n
bombast
pompous speech (adj: bombastic)

n
breach
a lapse, gap or break, as in a fortress wall. To break or break through.ex: Unfortunately, the club members never forgot his breach of ettiquette

n,v
burgeon
to grow or flourish; a bud or new growth (adj: burgeoning )

v,n
buttress
to support. a support

v,n
cadge
to get something by taking advantage of someone

v
caprice
impulse

v
castigate
to chastise or criticize severely

v
catalyst
an agent of change (adj: catalytic; v. catalyze)

n
caustic
capable of dissolving by chemical action; highly critical: "His caustic remarks spoiled the mood of the party."

adj
chicanery
deception by trickery

n
complaisant
willingly compliant or accepting of the status quo (n: complaisance)

adj
conflagration
a great fire

n