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celebrated
known and praised widely
censor
someone who examines and suppress information
censure
to find fault with and condemn as wrong; blame
cerebral
intellectual
chapped
rough, cracked, or reddened by cold or exposure
cherish
to remember fondly, treat with affection
circuitous
indirect, taking the longest route
propriety
correct behaviour; appropriateness
prosaic
relating to prose; dull, commonplace
prospect
possibility, a chance
prosperity
wealth or success
protege
one receiving personal direction and care from a mentor
prototype
early, typical example
provocative
tending to provoke a response, usually anger or disagrement
prudent
careful, cautious
prune
to trim dead parts of a branch
pun
play on words
revoke
to annul, cancel, call back
rhapsody
emotional literary or musical work
rhetorical
related to using language effectively
roster
a list of names
rouse
provoke, excite, stir
ruthless
merciless, compassionless
sacrosanct
sacred
safeguard
precautionary measure
synergy
cooperative interaction producing greater results
synthesise
to produce artificially; to create through combination of different elements
tact
consideration in dealing with others, skill in not offending others
talisman
magic object that offers supernatural protection
tangential
disgresing, diverting
tangible
able to be sensed, perceptible, measurable
taunt
to ridicule, to mock, insult
temerity
recklessnes, fearlesness
temperance
restraint, self-control, moderation
tenacious
determined, keeping a firm grip on
wary
careful, cautious
watershed
critical turning point
waver
move unsteadily back and forth; hesitate, falter
wheedle
to obtain through flattery or coaxing
whittle
shape wood with a knife
wily
clever, deceptive
windbreak
bushes or fence placed to lessen the effects of the wind
withhold
to restrain; keep
yield
surrender, concede; be productive
circumlocution
roundabout, lengthy way of saying something
circumscribe
to encicle; set limits on, confine
civility
courtesy, politeness
frivolous
petty, trivial; flippant, silly
frolicsome
frisky, playful
frugal
thrifty, cheap
futile
useless; hopeless
gargantuan
giant, tremendous
garish
gaudy, glaring
genial
pleasant, friendly, gracious
gibbering
prattling unintelligibly
glacier
slow-moving large mass of ice
glossy
shiny, showy, sleek
discrepancy
difference between
discretionary
subject to one's own judgment
disdain
to regard with scorn or contempt
disheveled
marked by disorder, untidy
disingenuous
not straighforward, insincere
disinterested
indifferent
disparage
to belittle, speak disrespectfully about
disparate
dissimilar, different in kind
eradicate
to erase or wipe out
erasure
the act or instance of erasing
erosion
the process or condition of wearing away
erratic
unpredictable, inconsistent
errneous
mistaken, inaccurate
espouse
to support or advocate; to marry
ethos
beliefs or character of a group
eulogy
high praise for a person who has died
euphoria
a great feeling of happiness or well-being
induce
to persuade; bring about
ineffable
indescribable, inexpressible
inexorable
inflexible, unyielding
inflammatory
arousing passion, usually anger
maxim
fundamental priciple
meager
minimal, scanty, deficient
measured
calculated, deliberate
mechanism
a machine
meddle
person interfering in others' affairs
mediate
to resolve a dispute between two other parties
meditate
reflect on, contemplate
medium
psychic
melee
a confused fight
melodious
musical, pleasant to hear
melodrama
a sensational dramatic piece with crude appeals to the emotions