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tribulation
great misery or distress
utilitarian
stressing practical use over other values
decorum
polite behavior
lachrymose
causing tears; weeping or inclined to weep
propagate
to multiply or reproduce; to transmit; extend to wider area
deluge
a great flood
tangent
abrupt digression or change of course
gaffe
clumsy social error
integral
essential; necessary to be complete
preeminent
superior in status or fame to all others, esp. as a generally recognized quality
caveat
warning
elocution
art of public speaking with attention to delivery
quixotic
foolishy idealistic; extravagantly chivalrous
inelible
incapable of being removed or erased
slovenly
careless about one's own appearance
exude
to give off; to emit; to radiate
auspicious
marked by favorable circumstances
transient
passing with time; remaining only briefly
empirical
based on experience rather than theory
laconic
brief in speech; using few words
matrix
a surrounding substance within which something else originates or is contained
obsequious
showing too great a willingness to serve or obey
narcissistic
excessive interest in one's own appearance, comfort, importance, etc...
contiguous
sharing a common boundary; adjoining
malfeasance
wrongdoing especially by a public official
equanimity
evenness of temper, esp. as a characteristic state
own
admit taking personal responsibility for one's own actions or thoughts
acme
highest point, as of perfection
become
to be appropriate or suitable to
expedite
to speed up