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Cloying
Too sweet or excessively flattering
Aphorism
Statement of general truth
Adipose
Fatty
Euphony
Pleasant combo of sounds
Laconic
Not talkative
Prate
Babble
Abstruse
Hard to understand
Pedagogical
Scholarly and boring
Contumacious
Stubbornly rebellious or disobedient
Encomium
Expression of high praise
Avocation
Hobby
Ribald
Irreverent or vulgar
Covey
Group of quail
Cataclysm
Deluge or flood
Epithet
Insult
Tautologous
Needless repetition of an idea; redundant
Propinquity
Nearness in time or space
Effluvium
Unpleasant odor
Melange
Mixture of elements
Adventitious
Extrinsic; associated with chance rather than an integral part
Procumbent
Lying down on face; prostrate
Zephyr
Breeze
Chamois
Soft cloth made from leather
Chintz
Printed cotton fabric
Bengaline
Corded fabric (i.e. silk, wool, synthetic)
Fulgurant
Resembling lightning
Canaille
Rabble
Fulminant
Attacking suddenly
Unctuous
Fawning or ingratiating
Gauche
Lacking social grace; awkward
Bumptious
Impertinent
Recondite
Dealing with difficult subject matter; abstruse
Venial
Forgivable
Peccadillo
Small offense
Spendthrift
Squanderer; prodigal
Lenity
quality or state of being mild or gentle
Virulence
Venomous hostility.
Penurious
Extremely stingy
Recumbent
Lying down
Supine
Lying down on back
Avidity
Greediness
Desultory
Without a plan
Probity
Honesty
Predilection
Having positive feelings towards
Spoonerism
Transposing initial or other sounds of words (i.e., blushing crow, crushing blow)