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palindrome
a word, phrase, verse, or sentence that reads the same backward or forward
adage
a saying that sets forth a general truth and that has gained credit through long use.
hackneyed
made common by overuse
hyperbole
an exaggeration, not to be taken seriously
lurid
causing shock or horror
throe
a severe pang or spasm of pain
vitiate 1.
1. to spoil
vitiate 2.
2. to cause moral weekness
precipitate
happening quickly
edify
to instruct or improve the mind
livid 1.
1. discolored, as from a bruise
livid 2.
2. extremely angry; furious
eminence
a position of great distinction or superiority
vehement
using a great force