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axiomatic
adj. taken as a given; possessing self-evident truth (noun form: axiom)
canonical
adj. following or in agreement with accepted, traditional standards (noun form: canon)
censure
v. to criticize severely; to officially rebuke
effrontery
n. extreme boldness; presumptuousness
extemporaneous
adj. improvised; done without preparation
fulminate
v. to loudly attack or denounce
inured
adj. accustomed to accepting something undesirable
magnanimity
n. the quality of being generously noble in mind and heart, esp. in forgiving (adj. form: magnanimous)
paean
n. a song or hymn of praise and thanksgiving
precipitate
adj. acting with excessive haste or impulse
v. to cause or happen before anticipated or required
predilection
n. a disposition in favor of something; preference
solicitous
adj. concerned and attentive; eager
stymie
v. to block; thwart
truculent
adj. fierce and cruel; eager to fight
adulation
n. excessive praise; intense adoration
avarice
n. greed, esp. for wealth (adj. form: avaricious)
bucolic
adj. rustic and pastoral; characteristic of rural areas and their inhabitants
esoteric
adj. intended for or understood by a small, specific group
impecunious
adj. lacking funds; without money
inveigle
v. to obtain by deception or flattery
odious
adj. evoking intense aversion or dislike
penurious
adj. penny-pinching; excessively thrifty; ungenerous
pernicious
adj. extremely harmful; potentially causing death
preen
v. to dress up; to primp; to groom oneself with elaborate care
prodigious
adj. abundant in size, force, or extent; extraordinary
prolific
adj. producing large volumes or amounts; productive
putrefy
v. to rot; to decay and give off a foul odor (adj. form: putrid)
redoubtable
adj. awe-inspiring; worthy of honor
sanction
n. authoritative permission or approval; a penalty intended to enforce compliance
v. to give permission or authority to
squalid
adj, sordid; wretched and dirty as from neglect (noun form: squalor)
urbane
adj. sophisticated, refined; elegant (noun form: urbanity)
chary
adj. wary; cautious; sparing
contentious
adj. argumentative; quarrelsome; causing controversy or disagreement
contrite
adj. regretful; penitent; seeking forgiveness (noun form: contrition)
demur
v. to question or oppose
didactic
adj. intended to teach or instruct
emollient
adj. soothing, esp. to the skin; making less harsh; mollifying
n. an agent that softens or smooths skin
harangue
v. to deliver a pompous speech or tirade
n. a long, pompous speech
endemic
adj. characteristic of or often found in a particular locality, region, or people
evanescent
adj. tending to disappear like vapor; vanishing
fortuitous
adj. happening by accident or chance
grandiloquence
n. pompous speech or expression (adj. form: grandiloquent)
halcyon
adj. calm and peaceful
hegemony
n. the consistent dominance of one state or ideology over others
idolatrous
adj. given to intense or excessive devotion to something (noun form: idolatry)
impassive
adj. revealing no emotion
impunity
n. immunity from punishment or penalty
infelicitous
adj. unfortunate; inappropriate
insipid
adj. without taste or flavor; lacking in spirit; bland
malevolent
adj. having or showing often vicious ill will, spite, or hatred (noun form: malevolence)
mendacity
n. the condition of being untruthful; dishonesty (adj. form: mendacious)
pine
v. to yearn intensely; to languish; to lose vigor
pirate
v. to illegally use or reproduce
pith
n. the essential or central part
polemical
adj. controversial
querulous
adj. prone to complaining or grumbling; peevish
rancorous
adj. characterized by bitter, long-lasting resentment (noun form: rancor)
乗る
(の)る
to ride, get on
repudiate
v. to refuse to have anything to do with; disown
rescind
v. to invalidate; to repeal; to retract
solvent
adj. able to meet financial obligations; able to dissolve another substance
spurious
adj. lacking authenticity or validity; false; counterfeit
subpoena
n. a court order requiring appearance and/or testimony
surfeit
n. an overabundant supply; excess
v. to feed or supply to excess
tenuous
adj. having little substance or strength; flimsy; weak