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1. bitter or sour to the taste
2. biting or stinging in tone; sarcastic
acerbic
a groundless report or story, often one made up deliberatly to decieve
canard
elegant in appearance and charming in manner
debonair
to lower oneself in one's own estimation; to condescend
deign
mental deterioration associated with advanced age
dotage
to impose something unwanted or unneeded on an unwilling recipient
foist
1. tasteless
2. lacking excitement; uninteresting
insipid
to misunderstand or misinterpret
misconstrue
excessive admiration of oneself
narcissism
1. excessively proud
2. lacking restraint; imoderate
overweening
a hymn of joy, praise, or appreciation
paean
conversation marked by quick and witty verbal exchanges
repartee
to express deep sadness or discontent; to long for something lost
repine
relating to clothing, especially tailored clothing
sartorial
slender and graceful; having sleek lines
svelt
1. the placing of some person or thing out of its proper historical place
2. a person or thing that is or seems to be out of its proper time in history
anachronism
a place where bees are raised for their honey
apiary
1. the original model from which others are made or developed
2. patterns of myth and ritual that occur repeatedly in diverse cultures throughout time
archetype
a substance that causes cancer
carcinogen
marked by requent changes of situation; full of ups and downs
checkered
1. a goat's horn, or a straw container shaped like it
2. an enormous store; an abundance
cornucopia
to be passed on or be passed on to
devolve
fair to all concerned
equitable
demands; requirments
exigencies
the belief that fate determines everthing and one cannot infuence the outcome of particular events
fatalism
relating to the sense of taste
gustatory
small details
minutiae
composed of many different kinds or types; diverse
motley
a printed statement, given to potential buyers, describing a business or investment opportunity
prospectus
of or relating to the spring
vernal
involving or predicting disasterous, uncontrollable events
apocalyptic
a joining or linking together of elements
concatenation
1. to shake or cause to shake suddenly and violently
2. an abnormal, strong, and uncontrollabel muscle seizure
3. a violent disturbance
convulse
an order or deciseion which, according to its author, must be obeyed
decree
one who leaves his or her country to live elsewhere
expatriate
smelling very bad; stinking
fetid
1. a catastrophic event resulting in widespread loss of life
2. widespread destruction caused by fire
holocaust
a violation or breaking of a rule
infraction
freedom from concern; lighthearted lack of awarness
insouciance
a slavish follower, attendant, or supporter
minion
1. involving much bloodshed or killing
2. bloodthirsty; cruel
sanguinary
broken up into short, sharp, bursts
staccato
marked by extravagant pleasure and luxury
sybaritic
an actor or actres
thespian
the quality of appearing true; depicting realism
versimilitude