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Nascent
(adj) beginning to form or develop
Antithesis
(n) a contrast or opposition in presented ideas
Euphemism
(n) the use of a less direct word or phrase for one considered more offensive
Slipshod
(adj) careless or slovenly
Cadence
(n) fall of the voice in speaking
Declamation
(n)a passionately rendered recitation
Strident
(adj) harsh sounding; shrill; grating
Conciliatory
(adj) designed to placate or win over
Capricious
(adj) erratic; subject to whim
Virtuosity
(n) the state of having a great technical skill in a fine art, esp. music
Effusive
(adj) unrestrained in spoken or written expression
Pedantic
(adj) emphasizing trivial points of learning
Genuflection
(n) a bending of the knee in worship or reverence
Acerbic
(adj) sour or sharp in temper, words, etc.
Epithet
(n) a word or phrase used to define a distinctive quality of a person or thing
Churlish
(adj) surly; ill-bred; boorish
Inimitable
(adj) that cannot be imitated; matchless; without peer
Epigram
(n) a terse, witty, pointed statement
Eminence
(n) superiority in rank or position
Curate
(n) a clergyman who assists a vicar or rector