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Adulation
worship; great praise
Amiable
friendly, lovable
Arable
can be cultivated ("arable land")
Articulation
1. joining, 2. speaking clearly
Autocrat
absolute ruler; dictator
Bountiful
generous
Callous
cruel; hard and unfeeling
Cerebral
concerned with thinking
Compendious
containing a lot in a small space/few words
Conciliatory
bringing together; ending a dispute
Connoisseurs
experts with good taste/judgment
Convivial
sociable
Corpulence
being fat
Dearth
shortage
Debacles
disasters
Demonstrative
expressing emotion freely
Depreciatory
devaluing; criticizing
Facile
over-simplified
Floridity
1. floweriness in language, 2. redness
Haranguing
attacking verbally
Heterogeneity
variety; non-uniformity
Histrionic
melodramatic; expressing exaggerated emotion
Imperious
in a commanding manner
Indulgent
kindly; pampering
Inscrutable
Difficult to fathom or understand.
Insufferable
cannot be tolerated
Insular
narrow-minded
Intemperate
not moderate; excessive
Intonation
tone of voice
Lavish
1. (verb) to spend freely, 2. (adj.) opulent; costing a lot.
Litigious
seeking legal remedies
Magnanimous
generous minded; big-hearted
Mandatory
Required or commanded by authority; obligatory. Compulsory.
Momentous
of great importance
Nemesis
An opponent that cannot be beaten or overcome.
Opacity
lack of transparency; being opaque
Palliative
something that makes better but does not cure
Peer
1. (noun) an equal, 2. (verb) to look closely at
Profundity
depth (of ideas/thought)
Radical
revolutionary
Redolent
smelling of (literal or metaphoric)
Reprehensible
very bad
Robust
strong and sturdy
Solicitous
expressing care and concern
Somber
gloomy. Dull or dark in color.
Succulent
juicy
Sycophants
toadies; flatterers
Therapeutic
medicinal
Thwarted
prevented
Toadies
sycophants; flatterers; boot-lickers
Undermined
weakened
Vex
annoy
Viscous
thick and sticky
Wistful
sad, yearning; longing in a thoughtful way