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cogent
convinving, reasonable
eloquence
the ability to speak vividly or persuasively
implication
the act of suggesting or hinting
pundit
an authority who expresses his/her opinions
opinions against bandit
rhetoric
the art of using language effectively and persuasively
senator
arbiter
a judge who decides a disputed case
use arbitrary concept to decide
exculpate
to free from guilt or blame
ex-culpit a person
incontrovertible
indisputable; not open to question
in-controversial
integrity
trustworthiness; completeness
internet
penitent
expressing remorse for one's misdeeds
repent-ing
plausible
seemingly valid or acceptable; credible
contemptuous
feeling hatred; scournful
dictatorial
domineering; oppressively overbearing
disdain
contempt; scorn; to treat or regard with contempt; to look down on
imperious
arrogantly domineering or overbearing
imperial stormtroopers-arrogant b/c better
convoluted
intricate; complex
"convict alluded to Plato's directions to Atlantis"
obscure
relatively unknown; to conceal or make indistinct
quandary
a state of uncertainty or perplexity
dilatory
habitually late
delay
insipid
uninteresting; unchallenging
not "sipping"-unable to soak up b/c boring
supressed
subdued; kept from being circulated
florid
describing flowery or elaborate speech
opulent
exhibiting a display of great wealth
hist: China: opium
ostentatious
describing a showy or pretentious display
of pretentious
poignant
profoundly moving; touching
at movie, if "point ant", then really moving
ebullience
intense enthusiasm
E. bola like in Hot Zone
effusive
emotionally unrestrained; gushy
broken fuse
egregious
conspicuously bad or offensive
e-Greg: warn-worst
frenetic
wildly excited or active
fanatic
gratuitous
given freely; unearned; unwarranted
gratuis
auspicious
favorable; promising
PD; like could turn into more historic than this
emollient
softening and soothing; something that soothes and softens
reclamation
the act of making something useful again
land after mining
sanction
to give official authorization or approval
sacred; reforms
dubious
doubtful; of unlikely authenticity
Dublin, Ohio- NOT in England
hypocrisy
the practice of pretending to be something that one is not
spurious
not genuine; false; counterfeit
spury, not a spur
clandestin
secretive
clan destiny; when forming as kids
coup
a brilliantly executed plan
d'etat-of state
disingenuous
not straightforward; crafty
not genius
ruse
a crafty trick
Charlotte Russe
stratagem
a clever trick used to deceive or outwit
surreptitious
done by secretive means
"above repetitive"-so can't overhear
wily
cunning
ambivalent
simultaneously feeling opposite feelings; uncertain
arbitrary
determined by impulse rather than reason
my abstract painting
capricious
fickle; impulsive and unpredictable
capris pronunciation
equivocate
to avoid making a definite statement; to use equivocal language intentionally
equivocal
tenuous
having little substance or strength; shaky, unsure, weak
tendons (connect muscle to bone)
assiduous
hard-working
bosses: "assuage-you us"
compelling
forceful; urgently demanding attention
dogged
stubbornly perseveing
dog GED
intrepid
courageous; fearless
in-trepid situation, but do not act like it
maverick
one who is independent and resists adherence to a group
Top Gun
proliferate
to grow or increase rapidly
pro-+; fer-to do; to do much
profligate
recklessly wasteful; wildly extravagant
tenacity
persistence
tenacious
incumbent
imposed as a duty; obligatory
in a concubine
conception
the ability to form or understand an idea
dogmatic
stubbornly persevering to insufficietly proved beliefs
enlightening
informative; contributing to one's awareness
inveterate
long-established; deep-rooted; habitual
veteran's day-war/solders always have/will be
omnipotent
all-powerful
elusive
difficult to capture
eludes us
transient
passing away with time; passing from one place to another
trans-yeta(time reference)
facetious
playfully humorous
"forsees us"-somebody almost magical description
impinge
hinder; interfere with
sanction
an economic or military measure put in place to punish another country
anthology
a collection of literary pieces
dilettante
one with an amateurish or superficial understanding of a field of knowledge
debutante knows little about the world of latin
narravite
characterized by the telling of a story; a story
parody
an artistic work that imitates the style of another work for comic effect
realism
artistic expression that aims for visual accuracy
renaissance art
equanimity
the quality of being calm and even-tempered; composure
unanimity-bringing all minds into one
propriety
appropriateness of behavior
proper seity
staid
unemotional; serious
stoic
indifferent to pleasure or pain; apathetical
discredit
to cause to be doubted
not credit will cause doubt
disparage
to belittle; to speak of in a slighting way or negatively
"dis parentage"
pejorative
desribing words or phrases that belittle or speak negatively of someone
"par majority"-if anyone can do it, majority can
brusque
rudely abrupt (speech)
boorish; "brawl sequestered you"
feral
savage; untamed
prison is full of____________ peopel
fractious
quarrelsome; unruly
tending to break into fractions and fight
ingrate
an ungrateful person
in-gratious
insolent
insulting in manner or speech
s
reprehensible
worthy of blame
item of reprimand; culpable
deleterious
having a harmful effect; infurious
if delerious, then bad med
malfeasance
misconduct or wrongdoing, especially by a public official
ex// faineant
putrid
rotten
smell
rancorous
hateful; marked by deep seated ill-will
anchor-deep
hackneyed
worn-out through overuse; trite
hacked with eyes too many times
austere
without decoration; strict
Austen-no modern decoration
ponderous
extremely dull
"pond of rust"
prosaic
unimaginative, dull
prozac-depressed, no imagination
ominous
menacing; threatening
omen of rust
premonition
a feeling about the future
timorous
timid; fearfull about the future
Tim should be timourous but is not
trepidation
uncertainty; apprehension
novel
strikingly new or unusual
nouvelle
sonorous
producing a deep, full sound
pervasive
dispersed throughout
prodigious
enormous
the prodigy has a prodigious award collection
replete
abundantly supplied; filled to capacity
laudatory
giving praise
paramount
of chief concern or importance
"over mound"
theoretical
lacking application or practical application
pernicious
evil; wicked; destructive; deadly