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Terse
brief and to the point
Short and xxx and easy to understand"
Surfeit
the state of being more than full
Glut/Cloy/repletion/indulge
Viscous
thick and sticky, reluctant to flow, and difficult to stir
having the properties of glue
Torque
twist or turn something
air conditioning
Complaisant
showing a willingness to please others by carrying out, or allowing them to carry out, their wishes
Acumen
sharpness of mind: the ability to make quick accurate intelligent judgments about people or situations
Quixotic
romanticized view of life;impractical: motivated by an idealism that overlooks practical considerations; impulsive
Cacophony
unpleasant noise: an unpleasant combination of loud, often jarring, sounds
Vituperative
an outburst of violently abusive or harshly critical language
Predilection
a special liking or preference for something
Innocuous
harmless; not causing disapproval; lacking intent or capacity to injure
Sherd
broken piece of glass; an animal's scales, shell, or other tough outer covering;the outer wing covering of a beetle
Prescience
the power to foresee the future
Plethora
large or excessive amount or number or excess of blood
asceticism
self-denying way of life: austerity and self-denial, especially as a principled way of life
nebulous
lacking definition or definite content
hyperbole
deliberate and obvious exaggeration used for effect, e.g. "I could eat a million of these"
derision
contemptuous laughter; the act of deriding or treating with contempt
hubris
1. pride: excessive pride or arrogance

excessive ambition; the excessive pride and ambition that usually leads to the downfall of a hero in classical tragedy
extemporaneous
performed without any preparation; makeshift: done as a temporary measure
noxious
harmful to life or health, especially by being poisonous; morally harmful;disgusting: very unpleasant
urbane
showing sophistication, refinement, or courtesy
aver
allege or maintain; "He alleged that he was the victim of a crime"; or affirm: "Before God I swear I am innocent"
harangue
to criticize or question somebody, or try to persuade somebody to do something in a forceful angry way