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acronym
a word formed from the first letter of each word in a series

OGT (Ohio Graduation Test)
colloquial
informal language usage; conversational (slang)
oxymoron
an expression that contains contrdictory terms.

Jumbo shrimp pretty ugly
palindrome
spelled the same backward and forward

eye pop rotor
spoonerism
switching of the first sounds of two or more words.

"lack of Pies" for "pack of lies"
apprehensive
anxious or fearful about the future; uneasy
categorical
without exception, or qualification; absolute
conclusive
decisive; putting an end to doubt, question or uncertainty
dubious
doubtful
unequivocal
perfectly clear; leaving no room for doubt
benevolent
wishing to do good;

for the good of charity
demeanor
the way one behaves or presents oneself; ones manners
ignoble
mean; dishonorable; not bole in character
unseemly
unfitting and inappropriate; grossly improper
wily
full of trickery
exorbitance
extreme, unreasonable expense or price
grandiose
grand; magnificent in size; impressive
multifarious
having great variety; diverse
opulence
wealth; affluence
satiate
to fully satisfy an appetite or a desire
assertive
acting with confidence; sure of one's self
brazen
extremely bold; rude
complaisant
wanting to please
docile
gentle; tame
flamboyant
showy; vivid or dramatic
intrepid
fearless; having great courage
mellow
relaxed and easy going
pacific
calm; peaceful
strident
harsh, loud, shrill
unabashed
not embarrassed