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(n) a formal expression of praise, a lavish tribute
encomium
(adj) holding or sticking together; making a logical whole; comprehensible, meaningful
coherent
(v) to avoid, shun, keep away from
exchew
(v) to work on excessively; to thrash soundly
belabor
(adj) able to get and to retain ideas or information; concerned with acquiring wealth or property
acquisitive
(v) to imitate with the intent of equaling or surpassing the model
emulate
(v) to claim or take without right
arrogate
(adj) hackneyed,trite, commonplace
banal
(n) a strong denunciation; the act or state of stripping or wearing off the skin
excoriation
(v) to change from liquid or solid, thicken; to make inflexible or rigid
congeal
(adj) tending to find fault, expecially in a petty, nasty, or hairsplitting way; (n) petty, nagging criticism
carping
(v)to establish by evidence, prove; to give conrete or substantial form to
substantiate
(v) to stall or act evasively in order to gain time, avoid a confrontation, or postpone a decision; to compromise
temporize
(n) generosity in giving; lavish or bountiful contributions
largesse
(adj) capabe of being held or defended
tenable
(adj) so great or demanding that it cannot be satisfied
insatiable
(n)a survey made for military purposes; any kind of prelijminary inspection or examination
reconnaissance
(adj) relevant, appropriate, apropos
germane
(v) to dicdie and spread out like branches; to sperate into divisions
ramify
(adj) refusing to compromise, irreconcilable
intransigent
(adj) habitually silten or quiet, inclinded to talk very little
taciturn
(adj) offensive, hateful; tending to cause bitterness and resentment
invidious