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Acclamation
n. shout of welcome; an overwhelming verbal vote of approval
Bucolic
adj. characteristic of countryside, rural; relating to shepherds and cowherds, pastoral
Calumniate
v. to slander; to accuse falsely and maliciously
chary
adj. extremely cautious, hesitant, or slow (to); reserved diffident
collusion
n. secret agreement or cooperation
Dilenttante
n. a dabbler in the arts; one who engages in an activity in an amateurish, trifling way;

adj. superficial
Imperturbable
adj. not easily excited; emotionally steady
increment
n. an enlargement, increase, addition
mandate
n. an authorative command, formal order, authorization;

v. to issue such an order
paltry
adj. trifling, insignificant; mean, despicable; inferior, trashy
paroxysm
n. a sudden outburst; a spasm, convulsion
pedantry
n. a pretentious display of knowledge; overly rigid attention to rules and details
peregreination
n. the act of traveling; an excursion, especially on foot or to a foreign country.
redolent
adj. fragrant, smelling strongly; tending to arouse memories or create an aura
refulgent
adj. shining, radiant, resplendent
shibboleth
n. a word, expression, or custom that distinguishes a particular group of person from all others; a commonplace saying or truism
tyro
n. a beginner, novice; one with little season of major league play
unremitting
adj. not stopping, mainttained steadily, never letting up, relentless
vacillate
to swing indecisively from one idea or course of action to another; to waver weakly in mind or will
vituperative
adj. harshly abusive, severly scolding