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abate
v. to lessen in intensity or degree
accolade
n. an expression of praise
adulation
n. excessive praise; intense adoration
aesthetic
adj. dealing with, appreciative of, or responsive to art or the beautiful
avarice
n. greed, especially for wealth
burgeon
v. to grow rapidly or flourish
cacophony
n. harsh, jarring, discordant sound, dissonance
canon
n. an established set of principles or code of laws, often religious in nature
castigation
n. severe criticism or punishment
catalyst
n. a person or thing that causes change
caustic
adj. burning or stinging, causing corrosion
chary
adj. wary, cautions, sparing
cogent
adj. appealing forcibly to the mind or reason; convincing
complaisance
n. the willingness to comply with the wishes of others
contrite
adj. regretful, penitent, seeking forgiveness