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chronic
lasting
His chronic illness dragged on for years.
hyperbole
overstatement
His colorful hyperbole livened his conversation.
sonorous
full sounding
Dr. King's sonorous voice echoed over the crowd.
germane
related
Her germane comments really hit the mark.
convivial
jovial festive
His convivial friends loved to celebrate.
cognomen
nickname
His cognomen is "Sterno."
anarchist
one agains the government
The anarchist passed out leaflets to passersby.
animadversion
criticism
Your animadversions on his behavior are superfluous.
pusillanimous
small minded
The deliberate snub was a low, pusillanimous act.
subterfuge
evasive dodge
The mayor ducked a question with a clever subterfuge.
saturine
gloomy and remote
Her saturnine personality won her few friends.
luminary
enlightening person
We met the amiable luminary, Carl Sagan.
exorbitant
unreasonable
Their exorbitant prices are in an orbit of their own.
expatriate
banish
They were forcefully expatriated from the fatherland.
filigree
lacy design
The delicat filigree around the diamond was beautiful.
eulogy
words of praise
sedentary
sitting
euphoria
joy
bonhomie
good naturedness
bonafide
good faith
bonvivant
indulger in luxury
mutable
changeable
impute
attribute discredit
status quo
the present state
paradigm
model