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admonish
verb
1) to reprove gently but not earnestly
2) to warn; to caution
3) to remind of an obligation

admonishion, admonishment
indubitably
adverb
1) too apparent to be doubted; unquestionable
maugre
preposition
1) in spite of; not withstanding
manifold
adjective
1) of many diverse kinds
2) having many features or forms
noun
1)a hole composed of diverse elements
decorum
decorous
DECORUM: noun
1) Appropreiateness of behavior or conduct; propriety
2) artistic or literary appropriateness
DECOROUS: adjective
1) marked by decorum, proper
noun
1) conformity to social conventions
somnolence
noun
1) drowsy; sleepy

somnolent
paltry
adjective
1) lacking in importance or worth; trivial
2) wretched or contempible

paltryness
rout
noun
1) a state of wild confusion and disorderly retreat
2) a disastrous defeat
verb
1) to put to fight
2) to defeat completely
3) to drive by force
4) to dig or cut a groove in
5) to gourge out
6) to uncover
clout
verb
1) to hit, especially with the fist
2) to influence
noun
1) a blow, esp. with the fist
expedient
adjective
1) appropriate to a particular purpose
2) serving narrow or selfish interests (self interest rather than principle)
noun
1) something used to meet an urgent need
din
noun
1) a jumble of loud, usually disordant sounds
verb
1) to stun with a defining noise, to make a loud noise
blithe
adjective
1) carefree and light hearted
2) lacking due concern
whit
noun
1) the least bit, an iota (tiny bit)
philanthropist
noun
1) the effort to increase the wellbeing of human kind as by charitable donations
2) love of humankind in general
3) A charitable acticity or institution

philanthropy, philanthropic
eminent
adjective
1) rising above others; prominent
2) of high rank or station
3) outstanding; distinguished

eminence
muse
verb
1) to ponder, consider, or diliberate at length
noun
1) source of inspiration, a guiding spirit
2) a state of meditation
transcendent
adjective
1) to go beyond; exeed
2) to surpass
3) to exist above and independent of the material universe
4) surpassing others
5) lying beyond ordinary tranception
manifest
adjective
1) clearly apparent to the sight or understanding; obvious
verb
1) to show plainly
noun
1) cargo list on a ship
pomp
noun
1) magnificent display; splendor
2) ostentatious display (vain)

pompous (adjective: negative)
conviction
noun
1) the act of convicting or the state of being convicted
2) a strong opinion or belief
(convicted) verb
1) judge determining something wrong/guilty (usually about moral principles)
cant
noun
1) a special vocab. peculiar to the members of the group
2) insencere speech full of platitudes or pious expressions
3) whining or singsong speech; such as that of beggars
verb
1) to speak sententiously
2) to whine or plead
3) to speak jargin
plausable
adjective
1) apparently true or likely
eschew
verb
1) to avoid or shun
surplusage
noun
1) surpluss, excess
2) an excess of words; verbiage
3) irrelevant matter in a pleading
acute
adjective
1) having a sharp point
2) keenly perceptive or discerning