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euphemism
the use of a "nice" word of phrase instead of an offensive or terrible honest one; the word or phrase so used
hyperbole
wild exaggeration, often on purpose for effect
eloquent
extremely expressive (a gesture or words)
verify
to esablish truth or accuracy; to confirm
hedonist
someone who lives for pleasure of happiness
miser
a greedy, grasping person
zealot
a fanatic; someone devoted beyond reason to a cause or belief
condone
to overlook or pardon an offense; to excuse
disparage
to belittle or downgrade (someone or something); to decry, depreciate, minimize
articulate
to speak in a clear, effective way
oracle
one who gives wise or especially meaningful advice
loquauacious
extremely talkative; gabby, garrulous
laconic
using as few words as possible; concise
equivocal
open to two interpretations, evasive, unclear
trite
too much used
listless
lacking energy or enthusiasm; indifferent or languid; uncaring
castigate
chastise severely
charlatan
a quack or a fraud; a cheat, imposter
condone
to overlook or pardon an offense; to excuse
precursor
a forerunner that hints at the future; harbinger
grueling
demanding and exhausting; punishing, tiring
profuse
in great abundance; bountiful; lavish; lush
potent
powerful; effective or efficacious
despot
a ruler with total control; a tyrant, autocrat
glutton
one who is overly, almost sinfully, hungry for something, usually food
insurgent
a rebel; one who rises up in revolt
recluse
a hermit; one living a solitary life
orator
one who delivers an oration