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myriad
constituting a very large, indefinite number; innumerable
nostalgia
a bittersweet longing for things, persons, or situations of the past
obdurate
stubborn
oblique
devious, misleading, or dishonest
obsequious
full of or exhibiting serile compliance; fawning; kissing up
ornate
elaborately, heavily, and often excessively
orthodox
adhering to what is traditional
panache
a spirited quality in action or style; verve
partisan
biased in support of a party, group, or cause
pertinent
having logical, precise relevance to the matter at hand
petulant
irritable
planetarium
a theater that projects images of celestial bodies and other astronomical phenomena onto the inner surface of a hemisperical dome
populist
a supporter of the rights and power of the people
precarious
not stable
preeminence
the state of being superior to or notable above all others
prescience
knowledge of actions or events before they occur; foresight
presumptuous
going beyond what is right or proper; excessively forward
prolix
tending to speak or write at excessive length; wordy
proponenet
one who aruges in support of something; an advocate
quell
to pacify; quiet
quibble
to find fault or critize for petty reasons; cavill
raiment
clothing; garments
recalcitrant
marked by stubborn resistance to and defiance of authority or guidance
redolent
suggestive; reminiscent
renaissance
a rebirth or revival
reprehensible
blameworthy
repudiate
to reject emphatically as unfounded, untrue, or unjust
resolute
firm or determined; unwavering
reticent
quiet
retort
to reply, especially to answer in a quick, caustic, or witty manner
rhetorician
an eloquent speaker or writer
rigidity
stiffness
ruffian
a bully
sedentary
characterized by or requiring much sitting
sensationalism
creating emotional reaction by exaggerated or lurid details