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Diatribe
n.- A harsh denunciation.
Evanescent
adj.- Tending to disappear like vapor; vanishing.
Fortuitous
adj.- Happening by accident or chance.
Germane
adj.- Relevant to the subject at hand appropriate in the subject matter.
Grandiloquence
n.- Pompous speech or expression.
Hackneyed
adj.- Rendered trite or commonplace by frequent use.
Halcyon
adj.- Calm and peaceful.
Hegemony
n.- The consistent dominance of one state or ideology.
Iconoclast
n.- One who attacks or undermines traditional conventions or institutions.
Implacable
adj.- Not capable of being appeased or significantly changed.
Inchoate
adj.- In an initial stage; not fully formed.
Infelicitous
adj.- Unfortunate or unhappy; inappropriate or awkward
Insipid
adj.- Without taste or flavor; lacking in spirit; bland.
Loquacious
adj.- Extremely talkative
Mendacity
n.- The condition of being untruthful; a tendency to lie.
Mitigate
v.- To make or become less severe; to lessen in force or intensity; to mollify.
Obdurate
adj.- Unyielding; hard-hearted; intractable.
Obsequious
adj.- Exhibiting fawning attentiveness.
Occlude
v.- TO block or obstruct.
Opprobrium
n.- Disgrace; contempt; scorn.
Pedagogy
n.- The profession or principles of teaching or instructing.
Pedantic
adj.- Overly concerned with the trivial details of learning or education.
Ostentatious
adj.- Intended to attract notice and impress others.
Pithy
adj.- Precise & brief.
Platitude
n.- A superficial remark, especially one offered as meaningful.
Polemic
adj.- Controversial; argumentative.
Prodigal
adj.- Recklessly wasteful; extravagant; lavish.
Querulous
adj.- Prone to complaining; peevish
Rancorous
adj.- Characterized by bitter, long-term resentment.
Recalcitrant
adj.- Obstinately defiant of authority; Difficult to manage.
Repudiate
v.- To refuse to have anything to do with something; to reject with disapproval or condemnation