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adj., ordinary; commonplace; of this world (rather than the world beyond)
Mundane
n., a speech or piece of writing in praise of a person or thing, especially to honor one who has recently died; a tribute; praise
Eulogy
n., children; offspring; descendants
Progeny
adj., abundant; plentiful; full of information; wordy
Copious
n., the holding of an office; the length of time for which a position is held; the permanence of position granted to teachers, civil service employees, and others
Tenure
n., agreeableness of sound; pleasant combination of sounds in spoken words
Euphony
adj., giving out, capable of producing, or having a deep, rich sound
Sonorous
n., self-denial; a giving up or a renunciation of rights
Abnegation
adj., painfully felt; emotionally touching or moving; pointed; sharp
Poignant
adj., coming from outside; foreign; not necessary; irrelevant
Extraneous
adj., used too often; stale from overuse; trite; cliched
Hackneyed
n., a model of excellence or perfection; a perfect example of something
Paragon
v., to assign (as to a cause); to attribute; to think of as coming from or belonging to someone
Ascribe
adj., unimportant; petty; trivial
Inconsequential
adj., without variety or excitement; monotonous; dull; commonplace
Humdrum
v., to bring into being; to produce; to cause
Engendered
n., a personal peculiarity that is an identifying trait
Idiosyncrasy
n., a sad or mournful poem or song, often used about someone who is dead
Elegy
n., a sermon, especially on something in the Bible; a long, often dull, moralizing talk or writing
Homilies
n., a person who looks inward; a shy, quiet person
Introvert