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plaudit
praise; applause
ruminate
1. think deeply about something

2. chew cud
sough
(of the wind in trees, the sea, etc.) make a moaning, whistling, or rushing sound.
avuncular
1 of or relating to an uncle.
• kind and friendly toward a younger or less experienced person
2. (Anthropology) of or relating to the relationship between men and their siblings' children.
febrile
having or showing the symptoms of a fever
• having or showing a great deal of nervous excitement or energy
insidious
proceeding in a gradual, subtle way, but with harmful effects
• treacherous; crafty
malefactor
a person who commits a crime or some other wrong.
unguent
a soft greasy or viscous substance used as an ointment or for lubrication.
dandy
1. a man unduly devoted to style, neatness, and fashion in dress and appearance.
2. excellent
mar
impair the appearance of; disfigure
• impair the quality of; spoil
stanch
stop or restrict (a flow of blood) from a wound
sycophant
a person who acts obsequiously toward someone in order to gain advantage; a servile flatterer.
efface
erase (a mark) from a surface
• ( efface oneself) make oneself appear insignificant or inconspicuous.
garrulity
excessively talkative, esp. on trivial matters
assiduous
showing great care and perseverance
incredulous
(of a person or their manner) unwilling or unable to believe something
deferential
showing deference; respectful
equivocate
use ambiguous language so as to conceal the truth or avoid committing oneself
spurious
not being what it purports to be; false or fake
• (of a line of reasoning) apparently but not actually valid
emulation
match or surpass (a person or achievement), typically by imitation
nonplussed
1. (of a person) surprised and confused so much that they are unsure how to react
2. informal (of a person) not disconcerted; unperturbed.
parsimonious
unwilling to spend money or use resources; stingy or frugal
surly
bad-tempered and unfriendly
glower
have an angry or sullen look on one's face; scowl
skulduggery
underhanded or unscrupulous behavior; trickery
effrontery
insolent or impertinent behavior
diffident
modest or shy because of a lack of self-confidence
reticent
not revealing one's thoughts or feelings readily
loquacious
talkative
taciturn
habitually untalkative
list
1. lean to one side, typically because of a leak or unbalanced cargo. Compare with heel
2. want; like
cow
cause (someone) to submit to one's wishes by intimidation
chary
cautious; wary
entrench
install; establish
sumptuous
splendid and expensive-looking
dissolution
the closing down or dismissal of an assembly, partnership, or official body
trepidation
fearful
stilted
(of a manner of talking or writing) stiff and self-conscious or unnatural
hedge
limit or qualify (something) by conditions or exceptions
[ intrans. ] avoid making a definite decision, statement, or commitment
cogent
convincing
nefarious
wicked; crimial
begrudge
envy; resent
bilk
withhold money out of deceit
occlude
stop; close; obstruct
cavil
petty or unnecessary objections