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largesse
n. generosity in giving; lavish or bountiful contributions
arrogate
v. to claim or take without right
banal
adj. hackneyed, trite, commonplace
excoriation
n. a strong denunciation; the act or state of stripping or wearing off the skin
congeal
v. to change from liquid to solid, thicken; to make inflexible or rigid
carping
adj. tending to find fault, especially in a petty, nasty or hairsplitting way; n. petty, nagging criticism
substantiate
v. to establish by evidence, prove; to give concrete or sustantial form to
tenable
adj. capable of being held or defended
temporize
v. to stall or act evasively in order to gain time, avoid a confrontation, or postpone a decision; to compromise
insatiable
adj. so great or demanding that it cannot be satisfied
reconnaissance
n. a survey made for military purposes; any kind of preliminary inspection or examination
germane
adj. relevant, appropriate, apropos
ramify
v. to divide and spread out like branches; to separate into divisions
intransigent
adj. refusing to compromise, irreconcilable
taciturn
adj. habitually silent or quiet, inclined to talk very little
invidious
adj. offensive, hateful; tending to cause bitterness and resentment
encomium
n. a formal expression of praise, a lavish tribute
coherent
adj. holding or sticking together; making a logical whole; comprehensible, meaningful
belabor
v. to work on excessively; to thrash soundly
eschew
v. to avoid, shun, keep away from
acquisitive
adj. able to get and to retain ideas or information, concerned with acquiring wealth or property
emulate
v. to imitate with the intent of equaling or surpassing the model