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Extol
tr.v. ex·tolled, also ex·tolled ex·tol·ling, ex·toll·ing ex·tols, ex·tolls

To praise highly; exalt. See Synonyms at praise.
Laud
tr.v. laud·ed, laud·ing, lauds

To give praise to; glorify. See Synonyms at praise.


n.

1. Praise; glorification.
Sloth
n.

1. Aversion to work or exertion; laziness; indolence.
2. Any of various slow-moving, arboreal, edentate mammals of the family Bradypodidae of South and Central America, having long hooklike claws by which they hang upside down from tree branches and feeding on leaves, buds, and fruits, especially:
Kudos
n.

Acclaim or praise for exceptional achievement.
Jovial
Joyful
Maudlin
adj.

Effusively or tearfully sentimental: “displayed an almost maudlin concern for the welfare of animals” (Aldous Huxley). See Synonyms at sentimental.
Jocular
adj.

1. Characterized by joking.
2. Given to joking.
Scintilla
n.

1. A minute amount; an iota or trace.
2. A spark; a flash.
Cumbrous
adj.

Cumbersome.
Crapulous
n.

1. Sickness caused by excessive eating or drinking.
2. Excessive indulgence; intemperance.
Osculation
n.

1. The act of kissing.
2. A kiss.
Deracinate
tr.v. de·rac·i·nat·ed, de·rac·i·nat·ing, de·rac·i·nates

1. To pull out by the roots; uproot.
2. To displace from one's native or accustomed environment.
Puissance
n.

Power; might.
Impugn
tr.v. im·pugned, im·pugn·ing, im·pugns

To attack as false or questionable; challenge in argument: impugn a political opponent's record.
Calumniate
tr.v. ca·lum·ni·at·ed, ca·lum·ni·at·ing, ca·lum·ni·ates

To make maliciously or knowingly false statements about. See Synonyms at malign.
Uxorious
adj.

Excessively submissive or devoted to one's wife.
Fungible
adj.

1. Law. Returnable or negotiable in kind or by substitution, as a quantity of grain for an equal amount of the same kind of grain.
2. Interchangeable.
Fulsome
adj.

1. Offensively flattering or insincere. See Synonyms at unctuous.
2. Offensive to the taste or sensibilities.
Vituperate
v. vi·tu·per·at·ed, vi·tu·per·at·ing, vi·tu·per·ates
v. tr.

To rebuke or criticize harshly or abusively; berate. See Synonyms at scold.
Perfidious
adj.

Of, relating to, or marked by perfidy; treacherous. See Synonyms at faithless.
Inexorable
adj.

Not capable of being persuaded by entreaty; relentless: an inexorable opponent; a feeling of inexorable doom. See Synonyms at inflexible.
Sardonic
adj.

Scornfully or cynically mocking. See Synonyms at sarcastic.
Prodigal
1 : recklessly extravagant
2 : characterized by wasteful expenditure : LAVISH
3 : yielding abundantly : LUXURIANT -- often used with of <nature has been so prodigal of her bounty -- H. T. Buckle>
Manichaean
1 : a believer in a syncretistic religious dualism originating in Persia in the 3d century A.D. and teaching the release of the spirit from matter through asceticism
2 : a believer in religious or philosophical dualism
Ruminate
transitive senses
1 : to go over in the mind repeatedly and often casually or slowly
2 : to chew repeatedly for an extended period
intransitive senses
1 : to a chew again what has been chewed slightly and swallowed : chew the cud
2 : to engage in contemplation : REFLECT
synonym see PONDER
Baleful
Function: adjective
1 : deadly or pernicious in influence
2 : foreboding evil : OMINOUS
synonym see SINISTER
Animus
Function: noun
Etymology: Latin, spirit, mind, courage, anger
1 : basic attitude or governing spirit : DISPOSITION, INTENTION
2 : a usually prejudiced and often spiteful or malevolent ill will
3 : an inner masculine part of the female personality in the analytic psychology of C. G. Jung -- compare ANIMA
synonym see ENMITY
Impunity
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle French or Latin; Middle French impunité, from Latin impunitat-, impunitas, from impune without punishment, from in- + poena punishment -- more at PAIN
: exemption or freedom from punishment, harm, or loss
Mawkish
1 : having an insipid often unpleasant taste
2 : sickly or puerilely sentimental
- mawk·ish·ly adverb
- mawk·ish·ness noun
Cosseted
Main Entry: 2cosset
Function: transitive verb
: to treat as a pet : PAMPER
Eponymous
1 : one for whom or which something is or is believed to be named
2 : a name (as of a drug or a disease) based on or derived from an eponym