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pique
Noun
A state of vexation caused by a perceived slight or indignity; a feeling of wounded pride.
platitude
Noun
A trite or banal remark or statement, especially one expressed as if it were original or significant.
postulate
Transitive verb
1. To make claim for; demand. 2. To assume or assert the truth, reality, or necessity of, especially as a basis of an argument.
precipitous
Adjective
1. Resembling a precipice; extremely steep.
predilection
Noun
A partiality or disposition in favor of something; a preference.
proclivity
Noun
A natural propensity or inclination; predisposition.
pundit
Noun
1. A source of opinion; a critic: a political pundit. 2. A learned person.
quagmire
Noun
1. Land with a soft muddy surface.
querulous
Adjective
1. Given to complaining; peevish. 2. Expressing a complaint or grievance; grumbling: a querulous voice; querulous comments.
quip
Noun
1. A clever, witty remark often prompted by the occasion.
quorum
Noun
1. The minimal number of officers and members of a committee or organization, usually a majority, who must be present for valid transaction of business.
remonstrate
Verb
tr. To say or plead in protest, objection, or reproof.
reticence
Noun
1. The state or quality of being reticent; reserve.
rococo
Noun
1. a. A style of art, especially architecture and decorative art, that originated in France in the early 18th century and is marked by elaborate ornamentation, as with a profusion of scrolls, foliage, and animal forms.
rout
Noun
1. a. A disorderly retreat or flight following defeat. b. An overwhelming defeat.
sacrosanct
Adjective
Regarded as sacred and inviolable.
sagacious
Adjective
Having or showing keen discernment, sound judgment, and farsightedness.
scintillate
Verb
1. To throw off sparks; flash. 2. To sparkle or shine
solicitous
Adjective
1. a. Anxious or concerned: a solicitous parent. b. Expressing care or concern: made solicitous inquiries about our family
temerity
Noun
Foolhardy disregard of danger; recklessness.
timorous
Adjective
Full of apprehensiveness; timid.
truncate
Transitive verb
Inflected forms: trun·cat·ed, trun·cat·ing, trun·cates 1. To shorten by or as if by cutting off.
turpitude
Noun
1. Depravity; baseness. 2. A base act.
unctuous
slippery, like oil
vacuous
Adjective
1. Devoid of matter; empty
variegated
Transitive verb
Inflected forms: var·i·e·gat·ed, var·i·e·gat·ing, var·i·e·gates 1. To change the appearance of, especially by marking with different colors; streak.
venial
Adjective
1. Easily excused or forgiven; pardonable: a venial offense
vilify
Transitive verb
Inflected forms: vil·i·fied, vil·i·fy·ing, vil·i·fies To make vicious and defamatory statements about.
virile
Adjective
1. Of, relating to, or having the characteristics of an adult male.
sophomoric
Adjective
1. Of or characteristic of a sophomore.