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encomium
a formal expression of praise or a lavish tribute
coherent
sticking together
belabor
to work excessively
eschew
to avoid or shun
acquisitive
able to retain knowledge
emulate
to immitate with intent of surpassing
arrogate
to take without right
banal
hackneyed, trite, commonplace
excoriation
a strong denunciation
congeal
to change from liquid to solid
carping
tending to find fault
substantiate
to establish by evidence
temporize
to stall
largesse
generousity in giving
tenable
capable of being held or defended
insatiable
cannot be satisfied
reconnaisance
a survey made for military purposes
germane
relevant
ramify
to divide or spread out like branches
intransigent
refusing to compromise
taciturn
habitually silent
invidious
offensive, hateful
avid
desirous of something
halcyon
a legendary bird
devious
roundabout, acting in a shifty way
accost
to approach or speak first
incendiary
delibrately causing fires
animadversion
a comment indicating strong criticism
covenant
a solemn agreement
gambit
an opening move that involves risk
brackish
having a salty taste
histrionic
melodramatic, pertaining to actors
celerity
swiftness
suppliant
asking humbly, one who asks humbly
propound
to put forward, offer
propriaty
the state of being proper
overt
open, not hidden
undulate
to move with a wavelike motion
sacrilege
improper or disrespectful
talisman
an object that serves as a charm
myopic
nearsighted
summarily
without delay
pejorative
tending to make worse
maelstrom
whirlpool of great size and violence
distraught
very much agitated
credence
belief, mental acceptance
feckless
lacking in spirit, weak, ineffective
decry
to condemn
articulate
to pronounce distinctly
derogatory
designed to belittle or degrade
cavort
to romp around or prance
dessemble
to disguise
eulogy
formal statement of praise
exhume
to remove from a grave, bring to light
evince
to display clearly
verdent
green in color
verbiage
wordiness
murky
dark, gloomy
propinquity
nearness in place or time
intractable
hard to manage
piquant
stimulating to taste or mind
utopian
founded upon or involving visionary view
nefarious
wicked
viscous
having a glue quality
unwonted
not usual or expected
primordial
created at the very beginning
frenetic
frenzied
disarray
disorder
atrophy
the wasting away of a body organ or tissue
asseverate
to affirm earnestly
glean
to gather bit by bit
consummate
complete or perfect
grouse
a type of bird
bastion
a fortified place or stronghold
exigency
urgency
flotsam
floating debris
concord
state of agreement
preposessing
pleasing
recumbent
in a reclined position
incarcerate
to imprison or jail
mordant
biting orcaustic in thought
pusillanamous
cowardly
nettle
to arouse displeasure
strategem
a scheme
imcumbent
required
pecuniary
having to do with money
jocular
humorous
delineate
to portray or sketch
hallow
to set apart as holy or sacred
emend
to correct