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argot
the specialized vocabulary and idioms of those in the same work or way of life, especially of the underworld
aspersion
act of defaming; a damaging or disparaging remark; a sprinkling of water, as in baptizing.
badinage
playful, teasing talk; banter
bombast
originally a soft material used for padding, talk or writing that sounds grand or important but has little meaning.
braggadocio
a braggart; pretentiousness; vain, noisy, or bragging swaggering manner
censure
strong disapproval; a judgment or resolution condemning a person for misconuct
countermand
to cancel or revoke a commad
gobbledegook
wordy and generally unintelligible jargon
gainsay
to deny; to speak or act against ; contradiction
guttural
of the throat; harsh; rasping sound
harangue
a long blustering noisy or scolding speech
jargon
a language or dialect unknown to one so that it seems incomprehensible
mellifluous
sounding sweet and smooth; honeyed
resonant
echoing; reinforced and prolonged by reflection or by sympathetic vibrations or other bodies
sententious
self-righteous