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hegemony
the consistent domnance of one state or ideology over others
hedonism
devotion to pleasurable pursuits, esp. to the pleasures of the senses (hedonist)
halcyon
calm and peaceful
hackneyed
rendered trite or commonplace by frequent usage
grandiloquence
pompous speech or expression (grandiloquent)
germane
relevant to the subject at hand; appropriate in subject matter
fortuitous
happening by accident or chance
fervent
greatly emotional or zealous
exacerbate
to make worse or more severe
evanescent
tending to disappear like vapor; vanishing
endemic
characteristic of or oftend found in a particular locality, region, or people
eccentric
departing from norms or conventions
dissemble
to disguise or conceal; to mislead
diatribe
a harsh denunciation
bombastic
pompous; grandiloquent
bolster
to provide support or reinforcemnt
aver
to state as a fact; to declare or assert
archaic
outdated; associated with an earlier, perhaps more primitive time
amalgamate
to combine several elements into a whole
adulterate
to reduce purity by combining with inferior ingredients
acumen
keen, accurate judgement or insight
iconoclast
one who attacks or underminds traditional conventions or institutions
idolatrous
given to intense or excessive devotion to something
impassive
revealing no emotion
imperturbable
marked by extreme calm, impassivity and steadiness
implacable
not capable of being appeased or significantly changed
impunity
immunity from punishment or penalty
inchoate
in an initial stage; not fully formed
infelicitous
unfortunate; inappropriate
insipid
without taste or flavor; lacking in spirit; bland